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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Consulate General of Mexico
910 E. San Antonio Ave.
El Paso, TX 79901

October 4, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 29, 2013, Renewed August 28, 2015

    2. Evaluation Period

      09/01/2015 – 08/31/2016

    3. Overview

      Alliance between the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Consulate General of Mexico was established as a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican Nationals and others in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to promote workers' rights in protecting their occupational safety and health, and to help them understand U.S. domestic law on the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA El Paso Area Office:

      Diego Alvarado Jr.
      Area Director, OSHA El Paso Area Office
      Abraham Arzola
      CAS, OSHA El Paso Area Office

      Consulate General of Mexico:

      Marcos Bucio
      Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico
      Omar Alejandro Rivera Valderrábano
      Consul De Proteccion, Consulate General of Mexico
      Leticia Martinez de Anda
      Departamento de Proteccion, Consulate General of Mexico
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • November 20, 2015, January 15, 2016, April 29, 2016, and August 5, 2016.
    • Contact has been continuous with the El Paso Area Office during the term of the Alliance and the OSHA El Paso Area Office continues to be invited to give presentations on a monthly basis.
  3. Results

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

    Training and Education: To develop training and education programs for Mexican workers and Mexican employers in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties regarding workplace safety and health.
    Type of Activity Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    No Activities

    Training and Education: To develop training and education programs for Mexican workers and Mexican employers in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties to promote understanding of workers' rights and responsibilities of employers under the OSH Act, including the use of the OSHA complaint process.
    Type of Activity Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training Free OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Construction Courses and UTEP's Electrical Hazards Class have been communicated to the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX, so employees or the general public can attend the free courses being offered. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Heat Illness Prevention

    Outreach and Communication: To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and links to OSHA's Web site from the Consulate's Web site) to Mexican Nationals working in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties and their employers.
    Type of Activity Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    No Activities

    Outreach and Communication: To speak, exhibit, or appear at the Participants' conferences, local meetings, or other events.
    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Fall Prevention presentation to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on September 2, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    40

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Fall Prevention presentation to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on September 16, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    40

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Fall Prevention Presentation to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and provided EPAO contact tri-folds in Spanish on October 23, 2015. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    40

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola participated in a radio interview with the Consulate General of Mexico on Radio KAMA 750. CAS Arzola was interviewed by Mrs. Leticia Martinez and was able to talk about Workers' Rights, How to Report a Complaint, and Construction Hazards on November 20, 2015. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    10,000

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Fall Prevention presentation at the Consulate General of Mexico and provided EPAO contact tri-folds in Spanish on December 4, 2015. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    50

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a speech on Workers' Rights to fifty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on January 15, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    50

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA presentation to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and provided EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish. The presentation also included information regarding poultry processing plants, heat illness prevention and fall prevention campaign on February 5, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing

    40

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights speech to fifty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish March 11, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    50

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Fall Prevention presentation to sixty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on April 15, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    60

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola attended the multi-agency Workers' Memorial Outreach Day at the Consulate General of Mexico. OSHA was joined by Wage & Hour, EEOC, and Labor Justice Committee and all agencies gave presentations regarding workers' rights. CAS Arzola was able to distribute "Somos OSHA Puedemos Ayudar" publications in Spanish to personnel in attendance on April 29, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing

    50

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Fall Prevention presentation to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and provided Fall Prevention Fact Sheets in Spanish May 13, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    40

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Heat Illness Prevention presentation to thirty persons in the General Consulate of Mexico in El Paso, TX, and distributed heat illness prevention material in Spanish to all attendees on June 10, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Heat Illness Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    30

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights speech to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX. CAS Arzola distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish to all attendees on July 1, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    40

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA Presentation to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and CSHO Acosta assisted by distributing "Derechos de los Trabajadores" to all in attendance on August 5, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Hazard Communication
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing

    40

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA presentation and had a booth set up at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX on August 20, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Hazard Communication
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing

    40

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola participated in a radio interview with the Consulate General of Mexico on Radio KAMA 750. CAS Arzola was interviewed by Mr. Omar Rivera and was able to talk about Workers' Rights, How to Report a Complaint, and Labor Rights Week Outreach on August 26, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Hazard Communication
    Workers' Rights

    12,500

    Exhibit CAS Arzola had a booth set up at the Consulate General of Mexico Labor Rights Week Kick-Off in El Paso, TX, and distributed OSHA Publications and Quick Cards in Spanish. CAS Arzola also gave a speech regarding Workers' Rights and how to file an OSHA Complaint on August 29, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Hazard Communication
    Workers' Rights

    40

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA Presentation to thirty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX, and also distributed EPAO Contact tri-folds in Spanish to all in attendance on August 31, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Hazard Communication
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing

    30

    Outreach and Communication: To participate in “Mobile Consulate” activities and events
    Type of Activity Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola participated in the Mobile Consulate at Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe and participated in a discussion panel with Wage & Hour, EEOC and other Workers' Associations. There were fifty persons that attended the mobile consulate and CAS Arzola provided a speech about OSHA's Mission, Complaint Process and Statistics on September 2, 2015. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Workers' Rights
    Labor Rights Week

    500

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola participated in the Mobile Consulate at Familias Triunfadoras and participated in a discussion panel with Wage & Hour, EEOC and other Workers' Associations on September 4, 2015. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Workers' Rights
    Labor Rights Week

    400

    Event CAS Arzola and AD Routh participated in the Presidio Consulate of Mexico Mobile Consulate in Midland, TX. CAS Arzola gave a speech about Workers' Rights and How to file an OSHA Complaint. OSHA tri-folds with contact information for the EPAO and LAO were distributed to all in attendance and OSHA Publications and Quick Cards were offered in Spanish on August 27, 2016. EEOC and Wage and Hour were also in attendance. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Hazard Communication
    Workers' Rights

    200

    Speech/Presentation AD Alvarado gave two Introductions to OSHA presentations at the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, during Labor Rights Week on August 30, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Hazard Communication
    Workers' Rights

    60

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a speech at the Consulate General of Mexico's Mobile Consulate at the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence in El Paso, TX, on August 30, 2016. CAS Arzola talked about OSHA's Mission, How to file a complaint and Workers' Rights. EEOC, Wage and Hour and other agencies were also present during this Labor Rights Week event. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Hazard Communication
    Workers' Rights

    200

    Promotion of a National Dialogue: To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on issues affecting Mexican Nationals working in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties to help forge innovative solutions on issues concerning workplace safety and health and understanding of workers' rights and responsibilities of employers under the OSH Act.
    Type of Activity Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech/Presentation AD Alvarado attended the Consulate General of Mexico Labor Rights Week Media Day in El Paso, TX, and gave a speech regarding OSHA's Mission and Workers' Rights on August 25, 2016. Several media outlets were present and the event was covered in the evening news. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Workers' Rights
    Labor Rights Week

    50,000

    Promotion of a National Dialogue: To raise awareness of and demonstrate commitment to workplace safety and health and workers' rights under the OSH Act whenever leaders from the Participants address groups.
    Type of Activity Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    No Activities
    TOTAL

    74,540

  4. IV. Evaluations

    None for this Alliance

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Labor Rights Week Outreach 2017

    Alliance Renewal Planned for August 2017.



    Report prepared by: Abraham Arzola, CAS, El Paso Area Office, October 4, 2016.

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