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Department of Labor - United States of America DSRE Consulado De Mexico En Indianapolis

Indiana Mexican Consulate Annual Alliance Report
September 2015

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    August 28, 2013

    Alliance Overview

    The purpose of this Alliance is to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican Nationals in Indiana and Ohio with information, guidance and access to education and training resources to promote worker safety and health. Additionally, the alliance aims at helping workers understand the rights of workers and responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

    Team Members

    Vanessa Martin
    Melissa Linton
    Javier Abud
    Consul (Mexican Consulate)
    Luz Estela Alvarez
    Protection to Mexicanos
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Planning meetings were held on August 28, 2014, April 26, 2015, July 21, 2015 and September 1, 2015. These meetings were held in order to coordinate outreach events throughout the year.

  3. Events and Products

    Evaluation Period:

    August 2014 – August 2015

    Alliance Activity

    • Training and Education:
      • The Indianapolis Area Office conducted four training sessions at the Consulate as well sharing seven email blasts of pertinent safety information.
      • The Indianapolis Area Office provided OSHA publications in Spanish throughout the year to the Consulate for clients waiting for services.
      • The Indianapolis Area Office held an OSHA informational booth at the Indiana Latino Expo on May 3, 2015.
    • Outreach and Communication:
      • During Labor Rights Week, OSHA personnel presented information about Worker Rights under OSHA, handed out publication and answered questions for clients at the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis on September 1, 2015. The worker rights week was well attended and received by Spanish speaking workers from Indiana.
      • In Ohio, OSHA staff attended two mobile consulate events during this alliance period. The two events were held on October 4, 2014 and April 25, 2015 and were both held at the Columbus Health Department. There was an OSHA informational booth and worker rights information was handed out to about 200 people.
    • Promotion of National Dialogue:
      • The Alliance helped establish a cooperative relationship with the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis.
      • Training and outreach activities organized as a result of the Alliance increased awareness and helped educate Spanish speaking employees about worker rights under OSHA.

    Alliance Products:

    Same as above.

  4. Results
    Type of ActivityNumber of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Labor Rights Week Presentation (panel)27
    National Fall Stand Down Training45
    Labor Rights 9/1: Speech at Consulate38
    Indiana Latino Expo225
    Speeches at Consulate115
    Mobile Consulate events (Ohio)200
    Email Blast of Safety Information475
  5. Upcoming Milestones
    • No activities have been confirmed at this time.

Prepared by: Vanessa L. Martin, Indianapolis Area Director

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