ANNUAL REGIONAL ALLIANCE REPORT
Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
April 6, 2016
- Alliance Background
March 25, 2014
The purpose of the alliance is to establish a collaborative relationship to support workplace safety and reduce hazards and associated losses. This Alliance targets staff, Mexican citizens, outside employers, and members of our community with information, guidance, and access to training and related resources that will help promote and improve employee health and safety.
Implementation Team Members:
- Mary Bauer
- Eau Claire OSHA, Compliance Assistance Specialist
- Kelly Bubolz
- Appleton OSHA, Compliance Assistance Specialist
- David Schott
- Appleton OSHA, Team Leader
- Alberto Fierro
- Consular of Mexico
- Angelica Calixto
- Criminal, Immigration, Labor, Civil and Administrative Affairs
- Monica Cruz
- Community Affairs
- Implementation Team Meetings
Meetings were held with Team Members:
Numerous phone calls and emails were exchanged to coordinate events and discuss future projects.
- March 31, 2015 to March 25, 2016
- OSHA assisted in providing safety and health information and publications in Spanish. The OSHA Poster and Worker Rights information are displayed on a bulletin board at the Consulate entrance. Other OSHA publications are in a brochure display rack in the waiting area.
- A number of networking opportunities has helped government agencies reach the vulnerable population. Federal OSHA and the Consulate staff co-attended a number of Hispanic related events during the past year such as the Stevens Point Agricultural Safety Connections conference and the NIOSH/ UW- Eau Claire Symposium on Rural Health.
- Federal OSHA partnered with Federal Wage and Hour Division and the State of MN Consultation Service to offer a broader range of resources to the Mexican employer and worker. The Federal Wage and Hour Division and the State of MN Consultation Service have an on-going Alliance with the Consulate that was revitalized.
- Federal OSHA representatives attended Mobile Consulates that were held in Winona, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
- The Consulate staff has referred Mexican workers to Federal OSHA for safety and health assistance.
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained Mobile Consulate in Winona with Appleton’s Bilingual Team Leader and Eau Claire CSHO.
Mobile Consulate in Eau Claire with Appleton’s Bilingual Team Leader.
Mobile Consulate in Appleton with Appleton CSHO.
Additional meetings with State of MN Consultation Director and Mexican Consulate staff to discuss how to coordinate services and outreach offered by the MN and Federal OSHA though the alliances.
The Mexican Consulate promoted OSHA’s Fall Protection Safety Stand Down by posting materials. Labor Rights Week: Consulate signed alliance with the State of MN Consultation Service.
Labor Rights Week: Presentations by WHD, MN OSHA and Federal OSHA on Worker Rights.
A member of the Consulate participated in the Government Panel during the Agricultural Safety Connections conference in Stevens Point, WI. The Consulate participated in the event planning.
- Upcoming Milestones
- OSHA will renew and develop Alliances with the Consulate of Mexico based on the new territorial boundaries.
- The St Paul Consulate will include the Eau Claire and Madison Area Office.
- The Milwaukee Consulate will include Milwaukee, Appleton and Madison Area Office. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is part of the Milwaukee Consulate and the State of Michigan may be included in the Milwaukee Alliance.
- The Chicago Consulate will be limited to Illinois OSHA offices.
- OSHA and Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, MN will continue to attend the mobile consulates held in Northern Wisconsin.
- OSHA will participate in the Labor Rights Week in August, 2016.
- OSHA will coordinate with the Consulate to support for the 2017 Agricultural Safety Connections conference.
Report Prepared by:
Mary M. Bauer, Eau Claire OSHA, Compliance Assistance Specialist.
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.