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ARRANGEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
FORT LAUDERDALE, TAMPA, AND JACKSONVILLE AREA OFFICES,
AND
CONSULATE GENERAL OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN MIAMI, FLORIDA

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and Jacksonville, Area Offices and the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic in Miami, Florida, hereinafter referred to collectively as "the Participants";

RECOGNIZING the joint commitment to protect workers' rights for Dominican workers acknowledged in the Letter of Arrangement between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States of America and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, signed at Washington, D.C., on August 29, 2011; and

RECOGNIZING that OSHA's Alliance Program provides for the establishment of cooperative relationships for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication, and promoting a national dialogue on workplace health and safety; and

Intend to form an Alliance to achieve the following:

Overall Objective

The Participants intend to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Dominican Nationals and others in Florida with information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to promote workers' rights in protecting their occupational safety and health, particularly with regards to hazards such as chemical safety, bloodborne pathogens, electrocutions, and machine guarding, and to help them understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • To develop training and education programs for Dominican Nationals and other Hispanic workers regarding chemical safety; bloodborne pathogens in relation to healthcare, hotel, and beauty services; machine guarding, as well as electrical hazards, and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.

  • To develop training and education programs for Dominican Nationals and other Hispanic workers regarding chemicals safety, and machine guarding, as well as electrical hazards, in relation to the auto repair industry and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.

  • To develop training and education programs for Dominican Nationals and other Hispanic workers to promote understanding of workers' rights and responsibilities of employers, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, and to communicate such information to employers and workers.

Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the Consulate General of Dominican Republic conferences, local meetings, or other events, such as Labor Week.

  • To participate in “Mobile Consulate” activities and events.

Promotion of a National Dialogue

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal related to promoting a national dialogue on workplace health and safety:

  • To share information on DOL laws and standards, including those relating to workers' rights and responsibilities of employers of Dominican Nationals and other Hispanic workers throughout Region IV.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each Participant intends to meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the Participants. In addition, the Participants intend to meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This Arrangement is intended to cease two years from the date of signing. A Participant should endeavor to provide 30 days advance written notice of its intent to discontinue its participation in this Arrangement. This Arrangement may be modified in writing at any time by mutual consent of the Participants.

Signed at Miami, Florida, in duplicate, this 4th day of September, 2013, in English and in Spanish languages.

 
  • For the U.S. Department of Labor's
  • the Dominican Occupational Safety and Health
  • Administration:

  • Condell Eastmond
  • Area Director - Ft. Lauderdale
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • Leslie L. Grove III
  • Area Director - Tampa
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • Brian Sturtecky
  • Area Director - Jacksonville
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • For the Consulate General of
  • Republic in Miami:
  •  

  • Oscar Amaury Rios
  • General Consulte of the Dominican Republic
  • Miami, Florida
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