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Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta Regional Office
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OSHA, Consul General of El Salvador in Atlanta Alliance
Region IV Alliance Annual Report
April 5, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed:
      April 10, 2013

      Renewal Date:
      March 15, 2016

    2. Evaluation Period

      April 11, 2016, through April 10, 2017

    3. Overview

      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consul General of El Salvador in Atlanta formed an Alliance to provide Salvadoran Nationals throughout the southeast with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety and allow them to exercise their rights fully.

  2. Implementation Team Membership and Contributors:

    Representatives from OSHA communicated with Alliance members from the El Salvadoran Consulate during the following time periods:

    September 2, 2016
    September 20, 2016

  3. Results

    Promotion of a National Dialogue: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal related to promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
    • To share information on applicable U.S. laws and standards, including those relating to workers’ rights and responsibilities of employers under the OSH Act.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    There was no action to report in this area during FY 2016.
     
    Training and Education: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
    • To develop training and education programs for Salvadoran Nationals in OSHA's Region IV regarding the prevention of exposures to fall, amputation, trenching and excavation, and electrical hazards, and to communicate such information to constituent workers and employers.
    • To develop training and education programs for Salvadoran Nationals in OSHA's Region IV to promote the understanding of workers' rights and responsibilities of employers, including the use of the OSHA complaint process.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    There was no action to report in this area during FY 2016.
     
    Outreach and Communication: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
    • To speak, exhibit, or appear at the Participants’ conferences, local meetings, or other events, such as Labor Rights Week.
    • To participate in “Mobile Consulate” activities and events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Presentation and Dissemination On the 1st Friday of each month (since October 2015) a representative from the Atlanta-West and East Area Office has conducted a monthly outreach visit to the Consulate of El Salvador.
    • October 2016
    • November 2016
    • December 2016
    • January 2017
    • February 2017
    • March 2017
    • April 2017
    Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication/ Chemicals, Heat Illness Prevention, Hispanic/ Latino Worker and Small Business 1,400+
    Dissemination During the period, the OSHA Atlanta Regional Office worked cooperatively with the Consul General of El Salvador in Atlanta, Georgia to promote the National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-down event by effectively distributing outreach material. Fall Prevention 100+ workers
    Exhibit, Speech/Presentation, Dissemination On September 2nd, the OSHA CAS from the Atlanta-West Area Office supported the Consul General of El Salvador's Annual Labor Rights Week in Atlanta, Georgia. Hispanic/ Latino Workers; Fall Prevention, Worker Rights, Hazard Communication/ Chemicals, and Heat Illness Prevention 100+ workers
    Speech/Presentation and Other On September 20, 2016, the El Salvadoran Consulate participated in the EMPLEO planning meeting. Hispanic/Latino Workers, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention, temporary Workers, Young Workers and Small Business 100+ workers
    Speech/Presentation and Other On November 16, 2016, the El Salvadoran Consulate participated in the EMPLEO follow-up meeting. This meeting primarily focused on logistics for the group. Hispanic/Latino Workers, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention, temporary Workers, Young Workers and Small Business 100+ workers
  4. Evaluations

    None

  5. Upcoming Milestones for 2017 - 2018
    • Continue to effectively promote outreach campaigns, such as OSHA's fall and heat illness prevention campaigns, to hard-to-reach workers.
    • Continue to support the safety and health outreach events scheduled for the 2017 Labor Week and Occupational Health Week.
    • Support mobile consulate events conducted throughout Region IV by the Consulate General of El Salvador in Atlanta.

Report prepared by: Tom Bosley, Region IV Alliance Coordinator

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