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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed


December 7, 2004

Overview

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, and the Georgia Institute of Technology Safety, Health, and Environmental Technology Division (Georgia Tech) OSHA formed an Alliance to provide Mexican 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.

II. Implementation Team Membership and Contributors:

Representatives from OSHA, the Mexican Consulate and Georgia Tech conducted all required quarterly meeting on the following dates:

November 29, 2005; May 8, 2006; and August 18, 2006

Evaluation Period:

December 7, 2005, through December 7, 2006

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

Events

  • None

Products

  • None

Outreach and Communication

Events

  • The Mexican Consulate coordinated with the OSHA Atlanta Regional Office to ensure OSHAs participation in the following mobile consulate events:

    9/9/06 - Valdosta, GA
    10/14/06 - Baxley, GA
    12/02/06 - Atlanta, GA
    12/09/06 - Claxton, GA
     
  • On October 21, 2006, members of the Mobile AO staff visited a local church and made contact with Mexican Consul Rep and local church leaders
     
  • On October 31 and November 14, 2006, representatives of OSHA, Georgia Tech and the Mexican Consulate participated in the planning meetings for the 1st Annual Latino Construction Workers Day
     
  • On October 9, 2006, the Atlanta-West CAS had a booth at the Mexican Consul Binational Health Week Health Fair. The CAS addressed safety and health concerns and distributed outreach material. The event has been conducted by the Consul in Atlanta, GA, since 2003 and the week long fair serves approximately 4000 people.
     
  • On September 23, 2006, representatives from OSHA and the Mexican Consulate participated in the Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia (HCAG) first annual Safety and Health Fair in Doraville, GA. Event sponsors included; The Home Depot, Sams Club, Georgia-Pacific, Holder, BellSouth, AFLAC and others.

Products

  • On August 18, 2006, OSHA provided the Mexican Consulate with a wide variety of OSHA outreach and training material printed in Spanish for distribution during consulate events
     
  • The Mexican Consulate developed a worker rights information card for day laborers. Authorization was obtained to include the OSHA Alliance logo and the OSHA 1-800 number on future printings of the card
     
  • A procedure was developed to collect safety and health referrals from the Mexican Consulate employee rights hotline

IV. Results

Refer to the Outreach and Communication events above

V. Upcoming Milestones For 2007

  • Representatives of OSHA, Georgia Tech and the Mexican Consulate are scheduled to participate in the 1st Annual Latino Construction Workers Day. The event will be celebrated on April 29, 2007. More than 30 organizations, including 6 construction related associations, are part of the planning committee.
  • Develop ways of communicating such information (e.g. print, such as the Mexican Consulate newsletter and electronic media, such as the OSHA Region IV e-newsletter, as well as electronic assistance tools and OSHAs, the Mexican Consulates and Georgia Techs Web sites) to Mexican employers and employees.
  • OSHA will continue to speak, exhibit, or appear at the mobile consulate meetings in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi coordinated by the Mexican Consulate