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DSRE Consulado De Mexico En Indianapolis

Annual Alliance Report
September 2017

  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 - OSHA
    Melissa Linton - OSHA
    Luz Estela Alvarez - Protection to Mexicanos

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Planning meetings were held on October 5, 2016, March 1, 2017, June 21, 2017 and September 5, 2017. These meetings were held in order to coordinate outreach events throughout the year.

  3. Events and Products

    Evaluation Period: October 2016 – September 2017

    Alliance Activity

    • Training and Education:

      • The Indianapolis Area Office conducted four training sessions at the Consulate as well sharing five email blasts of pertinent safety information.
      • The Columbus Area Office, in conjunction with Wage and Hour, manned an informational booth during a consulate, mobile event at the Columbus Health Department.
      • The Indianapolis Area Office provided Spanish, OSHA publications throughout the year, to clients awaiting services at the Consulate.
    • 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 October 15, 2016. The worker rights week was well attended and received by Spanish speaking workers from Ohio.
      • In Ohio, OSHA staff attended a mobile consulate event during this alliance period. The two events were held on October 15, 2016 at the Columbus Health Department. There was an OSHA informational booth and worker rights information was handed out to about 200 people.
      • During the week of August 28, 2017, Indianapolis staff affected 350 individuals while presenting to clients of the Mexican Consulate and handing out employee rights information (English and Spanish) to members of the general public.
    • Promotion of National Dialogue:

      • Training and outreach activities organized as a result of the Alliance increased awareness and helped educate Spanish speaking employees about worker rights under OSHA.
      • The Alliance helped establish a continuous, cooperative relationship with the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis.

    Alliance Products: Same as above.

  4. Results

    Type of ActivityNumber of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Labor Rights Week (booth)350
    National Fall Stand Down Training50
    Worker Rights 38
    Indiana Latino Expo225
    Speeches at Consulate115
    Mobile Consulate (Ohio)250
    Email Blast of Safety Information180
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • No activities have been confirmed at this time.

Prepared by: Vanessa L. Martin, Indianapolis Area Director

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