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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta Regional Office
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OSHA, Consul General of Guatemala in Atlanta
Region IV Alliance Annual Report

December 29, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    A. Date Signed:

    October 23, 2012

    Renewal Date:

    March 15, 2016

    B. Evaluation Period:

    October 24, 2015, through October 23, 2016

    C. Overview:

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consul General of Guatemala in Atlanta formed an Alliance to provide Guatemalan workers 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.

    D. Implementation Team Membership and Contributors:

    The implementation team included representatives from OSHA’s Atlanta-West Area and Regional Offices, as well as the Consul of Guatemala.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Quarterly implementation team meetings were conducted during the following periods:

    • February 2016
    • March 2016
    • September 2016
  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance’s activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    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 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
    Other On March 15, 2016, the Alliance between the OSHA Atlanta Regional Office and the Consul General of Guatemala in Atlanta, Georgia, was renewed. Hispanic/Latino Workers, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention, temporary Workers, Young Workers and Small Business 100+
    Other On Workers’ Memorial Day, the Consulate of Guatemala was among the foreign consulates that signed the South Florida Justice and Equality in the Workplace Program agreement. The agreement was signed on April 28, 2016, in south Florida. Hispanic/Latino Workers, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention, temporary Workers, Young Workers and Small Business 100+

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

    • To develop training and education programs for Guatemalan Nationals in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina regarding 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 Guatemalan Nationals in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina to promote 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

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A


    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 Guatemala in Atlanta’s conferences, local meetings, or other events, such as Labor Week.
    • To participate in “Mobile Consulate” activities and events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Exhibit, Speech/Presentation, Dissemination On August 29, 2016, the Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) from the OSHA Atlanta-West Area Office supported the Guatemalan Consulate’s Annual Labor Rights Week in Atlanta, Georgia. Hispanic/Latino Workers, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention, temporary Workers, Young Workers and Small Business 200+ workers
    Speech/Presentation and Other On September 20, 2016, the Guatemalan 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 Guatemalan 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. Evaluation

    N/A

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2017

    • The Alliance group will continue to promote workplace safety and health to the Hispanic community, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Guatemala in Atlanta.
    • OSHA will continue to effectively support the safety and health outreach events scheduled for the 2016 Labor Week and Occupational health Week

Report Prepared by: Tom Bosley, Region IV Alliance Coordinator

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