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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta Regional Office
61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Room 6T50
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(678) 237-0400; Fax (678) 237-0447

OSHA, Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta
Region IV Alliance Annual Report
December 8, 2014


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    December 7, 2004

    Date Renewed:

    August 30, 2013

    Overview:

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia, 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.

  2. Implementation Team Membership and Contributors:

    Representatives from OSHA communicated with Alliance members from the Mexican Consulate during the following time periods: March 17, 2014; May 2, 2014; July 24, 2014; and August 6, 2014.

    Evaluation Period:

    December 8, 2013, through December 7, 2014

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    • During this period, the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia, promoted the 2014 Safety Fair conducted by the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association (GHCA). OSHA had a display-table during the event, which featured the following OSHA outreach material (in Spanish):
      • OSHA poster
      • Falls Prevention campaign illustrated fact sheets, posters and outreach wallet cards
      • Heat Illnesses Prevention campaign illustrated fact sheets, posters, outreach wallet cards, OSHA's heat safety tool smartphone app fact sheet, and the heat stress quick card
      • Trenching and Excavation Safety and Trench Rescue DVD

    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • During this period, the Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) from the OSHA Atlanta-West Area Office worked with the Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, GA, to effectively support the following events:
      • On March 17, 2014, the CAS attended a celebration of “The International Women Day” at the Mexican Consulate. It was the “3rd Heath Prevention Week for Women in Commemoration of the March 8th International Women Day”. The main theme for this week long celebration was “Know your rights”. OSHA had a booth inside the Mexican Consulate and the CAS led a discussion regarding workers' rights. Approximately 200 workers attended this event.
      • On May 2, 2014, the CAS visited the Mexican Consulate during their “Workers Memorial Day” commemoration. The CAS discussed workers' rights and explained the reason for “Workers Memorial Day”.  Approximately 150 workers attended this event.
      • On October 7-8, 2014, the CAS visited the Mexican Consulate during their Binational Health Week. The CAS discussed workers' rights and distributed outreach material.  Approximately 300 workers attended this event.
    • During the week of June 2 through 6, 2014, the OSHA Atlanta Regional Office worked cooperatively with the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia to promote the National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-down event. 
    • During this period, OSHA conducted a health fair with the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia.  The event was conducted in Gainesville, Georgia on the following dates: Monday, August 18th; Wednesday, August 20th; and Friday, August 22th. This event was a great success reaching over 2,200 workers in the poultry and construction industries.  This event was also an effective collaboration between the public sector, private sector, non-profit organizations, as well as the faith-based community.  All of the OSHA participants were bilingual; therefore, they were able to effectively share health, safety and worker's rights information with many of the workers.  This outreach effort was focused on protecting the health and safety of Hispanic workers in the poultry and construction industries.
    • During this period, the OSHA Atlanta Regional Office worked cooperatively with the Mexican Consulate to coordinate mobile consulate events. OSHA had a display-table during the event, which featured the following OSHA outreach material (in Spanish).  These events were conducted in the following locations:
      • August 25 – 29, 2014, in Antioch, Tennessee
      • August 25, 2014, in Raleigh, North Carolina

    Products

    • None
  4. Results

    • Refer to the events list above
  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2015

    • Continue to work cooperatively with the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia to promote workplace safety and health in the Hispanic community during the following events:
      • Worker Memorial Day
      • Labor Rights Week
      • Occupational Health Week
    • Continue to work cooperatively with the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia to effectively address safety and health referrals in Region IV.

Report Prepared by: Tom Bosley, Region IV Alliance Coordinator

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-6932340 or go to www.osha.gov.

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