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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, Texas

September 25, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 29, 2013, August 28, 2015, and August 28, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      09/01/2016 – 08/31/2017

    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 Counties covered by the Consulate 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, Area Director, OSHA El Paso Area Office
      Abraham Arzola, CAS, OSHA El Paso Area Office

      Consulate General of Mexico:

      Marcos Augusto Bucio Mujica, 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

    • September 1, 2016, February 24, 2017, and August 25, 2017.
    • 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 Confined Spaces in Construction 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.
    Type of Activity Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA presentation to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX. CAS Arzola also distributed El Paso Area Office contact information tri-folds to all attendees on September 30, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing
    Heat Illness Prevention

    40

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA presentation to fifty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on November 18, 2016.Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing

    500

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA presentation to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on December 2, 2016.Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing

    400

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights speech to thirty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX, and distributed EPAO Contact tri-folds in Spanish on February 24, 2017. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    300

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA Presentation to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO Contact information tri-folds in Spanish on March 10, 2017. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing
    Heat Illness Prevention

    400

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights speech to fifty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX, and distributed EPAO contact tri-folds in Spanish on April 21, 2017. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Heat Illness Prevention

    500

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Fall Prevention presentation at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact info tri-folds in Spanish May 19, 2017.Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    300

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights speech to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX, and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on June 30, 2017. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    40

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights speech to thirty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX, and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on July 21, 2017.Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    300

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA presentation to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed Workers' Rights leaflets in Spanish on August 11, 2017. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing
    Heat Illness Prevention

    400

    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 August 25, 2017. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Hazard Communication
    Workers' Rights
    Heat Illness Prevention

    12,500

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA presentation to thirty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX. CAS Arzola also distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish to all attendees on August 31, 2017. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    300

    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 gave a speech at the Consulate General of Mexico's Mobile Consulate at the Centro De Salud La Fe in El Paso, TX. 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 on September 1, 2016. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    500

    Speech/Presentation CAS Arzola attended the Consulate General of Mexico Migrant Worker Forum held at Canutillo Independent School District. CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights presentation in Spanish and distributed Workers' Rights publications on February 23, 2017. Agriculture
    Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Workers' Rights
    Heat Illness Prevention

    300

    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 signed a new Alliance agreement with the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX. CAS Arzola and AD Alvarado attended the signing ceremony on August 28, 2017. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Workers' Rights
    Labor Rights Week

    120

    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

    16,900

  4. Evaluations

    None for this Alliance

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Labor Rights Week Outreach 2018

    Report prepared by: Abraham Arzola, CAS, El Paso Area Office, September 25, 2017.

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