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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Dallas and Fort Worth Area Offices
And the
Consulate of El Salvador in Dallas, Texas

August 21, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed:

      August 31, 2015

    2. Evaluation Period

      August 31, 2016 through August 21, 2017

    3. Overview

      The Alliance with The Consulate of El Salvador in Dallas, Texas, and the OSHA Dallas and Fort Worth Area Offices is directed towards reducing injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction and the general industries. The Consulate of El Salvador offers general civil information to Salvadoran Nationals waiting for their passports and ID Cards at the lobby of the Consulate.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Basil Singh, Area Director, Dallas Area OSHA Office
      Jack Rector, Area Director, Fort Worth Area OSHA Office
      Elias Vela, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Dallas Area OSHA Office

      The Consulate General of El Salvador in Dallas

      Jose Mario Mejia Barrera, Consul General de El Salvador

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Worker Rights week was held on the last week of August, 2016. Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) Elias Vela was invited to present briefings and Power-point presentations in the lobby of the Consulate of El Salvador, where an audience of approximately 50 to 100 Salvadoran Nationals were attentive and participated in question and answer sessions.

    CAS Elias Vela returned monthly to the Consulate of El Salvador to provide OSHA Labor Rights presentations. During these visits, OSHA outreach literature was distributed from an exhibit table provided. Elias Vela met with General Consul Jose Mario Mejia Barrera on a routine basis to discuss updates.

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular email contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Participation in the alliance has helped maintain and improve the knowledge and sharing of best practices. In addition to the meetings covering National Safety Stand-Down for Falls in Construction, heat stress, distracted driving policies, other topics information on fatality trends, and best practices was provided. During these meetings, OSHA outreach literature was distributed to the attendees.

    Outreach and Communication: Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and ways of communication such information to Salvadoran Nationals working in North Texas. To speak, exhibit, or appear at the Participants' conferences, local meetings, or other events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Outreach in SpanishConsulates of Mexico and El Salvador Labor Rights week August 29, 2016 through September 1, 2016Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    150

    Nov 28, 2016Lobby of the Consulate of El SalvadorFalls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    150

    Dec 28, 2016Lobby of the Consulate of El SalvadorFalls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    100

    Jan 30, 2017Lobby of the Consulate of El SalvadorFalls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    120

    Mar 31, 2017Lobby of the Consulate of El SalvadorFalls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    100

    Apr 24, 2017Lobby of the Consulate of El SalvadorFalls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    100

    May 26, 2017Lobby of the Consulate of El Salvador Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    100

    Jun 26, 2017Lobby of the Consulate of MexicoFalls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    100

    July 31, 2016Lobby of the Consulate of MexicoFalls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    200

    TOTAL  

    1120

  4. Evaluations

    Previous evaluation was conducted on or about September 30, 2016.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The ninth annual Labor Rights Week will take place at the Consulate of Mexico on Aug 28 to Sep 1, 2017. The renewal Alliance Accord between the OSHA Dallas and Fort Worth Area Offices and the Consulates of Mexico and El Salvador are currently scheduled to be signed.

    The last Monday of each month, the CAS will have the opportunity to address the patrons of the Consulate of El Salvador, providing information on worker's rights to safe and healthful work places, and employer responsibilities.

    Report prepared by: Elias Vela, CAS Dallas Area Office August 21, 2017

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