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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Dallas and Fort Worth Area Offices
And
The Consulate General of Mexico 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 General of Mexico 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 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

      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 Mexico in Dallas, Texas

      Francisco de la Torre Galindo, Consul General de Mexico
      Fernando Herrera, Special Consul for Protection
      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 Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas to provide OSHA Labor Rights presentations. During these visits, OSHA outreach literature was distributed from an exhibit table provided. 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 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 SpanishConsulate of Mexico Labor Rights week August 29, 2016 through September 1, 2016Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    300

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

    300

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

    100

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

    200

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

    200

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

    200

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

    200

    Jun 27, 2017Lobby of the Consulate of MexicoFalls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    150

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

    200

    TOTAL  

    1850

  4. Evaluations

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

  5. Upcoming Milestones

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

    The last Monday of each month, the CAS will have the opportunity to address the patrons of the Consulate of Mexico in Dallas, 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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