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ANNUAL TOLEDO AREA OFFICE ALLIANCE REPORT
The Consulate of Mexico in Detroit, Michigan
October 2014


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    August 27, 2013

    Alliance Overview

    The Alliance with the Mexican Consulate in Detroit, Michigan establishes a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican Nationals in Michigan and Ohio and others, information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to promote workers’ rights in protecting their occupational safety and health, and to help them understand U.S. domestic law on the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

    Implementation Team Members

    The Consulate of Mexico in Detroit, Michigan

    Vincente Colmenares Sumano, Consul in Charge

    Ana Maria Reyes-Becerril

    OSHA

    Kimberly Nelson, Area Director (TOL)

    Howie Eberts, Area Director (CLE)

    Larry Johnson, Area Director (LAN)

    Martha Yoder, Director (MIOSHA)

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    August 27, 2013 - Meeting at the initial signing of the Alliance

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    August 27, 2013 - August 27, 2014

    Alliance Activity

    • Outreach and Communication
      • August 16, 2014 - OSHA participated in the Mobile Consulate event in Norwalk, Ohio, providing information, education and resources to over 120 workers and their families.
      • August 25, 2014 - OSHA participated in the Mobile Consulate event in Painesville, Ohio, providing information, education and resources to over 25 workers and their families.
      • August 27, 2014 - OSHA participated in the Mobile Consulate event in Toledo, Ohio, providing information, education and resources to over 50 workers and their families.
    • Technical Assistance and Training
      • Intermittently - Technical assistance was provided by the Toledo Area Director on several occasions during the course of the evaluation period.

    Alliance Products

    None to report

  4. Results

    1. The Alliance with the Mexican Consulate in Detroit, Michigan has opened opportunities to communicate and provide education and resources for under-served and oftentimes, a difficult to reach group of workers.  The Alliance has been successful in having stakeholders attend meetings and mobile education events to promote the safety and health of the worker, in addition to educating workers on whistleblower protection activities.
    2. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

      Number of Individuals Reached, Effected or Trained

      Mobile consulate event - Toledo, Ohio

      50

      Mobile Consulate event - Norwalk, Ohio

      120

      Mobile Consulate event - Painesville, Ohio

      25

      Technical Assistance - via emails to members of the Mexican Consulate

      100 (est.)

      TOTAL

      295

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance will expire on August 27, 2015, unless extended.

    Report Prepared by: Chad Positano, Assistant Area Director

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.

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