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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And
The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, Texas

September 30, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 31, 2015

    2. Evaluation Period

      Aug 27, 2015 to Aug 31, 2016

    3. Overview

      The Alliance with The Consulate of Mexico in Dallas, Texas, and the Dallas Area OSHA Office is directed towards reducing injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction and the general industries. The Consulate of Mexico offers general civil information to Mexican Nationals waiting for their passports and ID Cards at the lobbies of the Consulate and designated locations during semi-annual Mobile Consulate events.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Stephen Boyd
      Area Director, Dallas Area OSHA Office
      Jack Rector
      Area Director, Fort Worth Area OSHA Office
      Elias Vela
      Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), Dallas Area OSHA Office

      The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, Texas

      Sergio Hayakawa
      Special Consul for Protection
      Jose Octavio Tripp Villanueva
      Consul General de Mexico
      Francisco de la Torre Galindo
      Consul General de Mexico as of June 1, 2016
      Alejandro Huerta Lopez
      Assistant in the Protection and Legal Affairs Department
  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 Mexico, where an audience of approximately 100 to 200 Mexican Nationals were attentive and participated in question and answer sessions.

    CAS Elias Vela returned monthly to the Mexican Consulate to provide OSHA Labor Rights presentations. During these visits, OSHA outreach literature was distributed to the attendees. Elias Vela met with Alejandro Huerta Lopez on a routine basis to discuss updates.

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular 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, distracted driving policies, and 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 Mexican Nationals working in North Texas. To speak, exhibit, or appear at the Participants' conferences, local meetings, or other events. Participate in "Mobile Consulate" activities and events.

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Outreach in Spanish Consulate of Mexico Labor Rights week August 31, 2015 through September 4, 2015 Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act 300
    Sep 28, 2015 Lobby of the Consulate of Mexico Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act 200
    Oct 26, 2015 Lobby of the Consulate of Mexico Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act 100
    Feb 1, 2016 Lobby of the Consulate of Mexico Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act 200
    Feb 29, 2016 Lobby of the Consulate of Mexico Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act 200
    Mar 28, 2016 Lobby of the Consulate of Mexico Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act 200
    Apr 25, 2016 Lobby of the Consulate of Mexico Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act 150
    Jun 27, 2016 Lobby of the Consulate of Mexico Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act 200
    Jun 29, 2016 Meeting the Consulate of Mexico to plan for Labor Rights Week Workers' rights under the OSH Act 15
    Jun 30, 2016 Lobby of the Consulate of Mexico Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act 100
    July 27, 2016 Lobby of the Consulate of Mexico Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act 100
    TOTAL 1765
  4. Evaluations

    Previous evaluation was conducted on or about Oct 27, 2015.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The last Monday of each month, the CAS will address the patrons of the Mexican Consulate, providing information on worker’s rights to safe and healthful work environments and employer responsibilities.

    Report prepared by: Elias Vela, CAS Dallas Area Office, November 23, 2016

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