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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, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

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

    2. Evaluation Period

      09/01/2017 – 08/31/2018

    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

    • January 5, 2018 and May 30, 2018.
    • 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 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 at El Paso Community College. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Heat Illness Prevention
    Hazard Communication
     
    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 CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights speech to thirty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on September 8, 2017. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    300

    Presentation CAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA presentation to thirty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on October 12, 2017.Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    300

    Speech CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights speech to sixty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on November 20, 2017.Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    600

    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 December 1, 2017. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Hazard Communication
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing

    500

    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 January 5, 2018. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Hazard Communication
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing

    500

    Speech CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights speech to forty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX, and distributed EPAO contact tri-folds in Spanish on February 9, 2018. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    400

    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 March 2, 2018.Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Hazard Communication
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing
    Heat Illness Prevention

    500

    Speech CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights speech to twenty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, TX, and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on April 9, 2018. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    200

    Presentation CAS Arzola attended the multi-agency Workers' Memorial Outreach Day at the Consulate General of Mexico. OSHA was joined by Wage & Hour and El Paso Community College and all agencies gave presentations regarding workers' rights. CAS Arzola also distributed El Paso Area Office contact information tri-folds in Spanish to all in attendance on April 27, 2018.Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Heat Illness Prevention

    600

    Presentation CAS Arzola gave a Fall Prevention presentation to fifty persons at the Consulate General of Mexico and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish and Fall Prevention Fact Sheets on May 11, 2018. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    500

    Presentation CAS Arzola held an Alliance meeting with the Consulate General of Mexico and gave them an OSHA Update presentation. CAS Arzola also distributed OSHA Bookmarks in Spanish on May 30, 2018. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Hazard Communication
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    20

    Speech 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 23, 2018. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    300

    Speech 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 August 28, 2018. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    400

    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
    Hazard Communication
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights
    Poultry Processing
    Heat Illness Prevention

    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/Exhibit CAS Arzola participated in the Consulate General of Mexico Mobile Consulate event in Midland, TX, along with EEOC, National Labor Relations Board and other agencies. CAS Arzola gave a Workers' Rights speech and distributed EPAO contact information tri-folds in Spanish on August 25, 2018. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Fall Prevention
    Workers' Rights

    400

    Exhibit CAS Arzola had a booth set up during the Consulate General of Mexico's event at the Centro de Salud La Fe and distributed OSHA Publications in Spanish on August 29, 2018. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Construction
    Workers' Rights
    Heat Illness Prevention

    500

     
    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
    Event CAS Arzola and AD Alvarado participated in the Consulate General of Mexico Labor Rights Week Inauguration event. CAS Arzola gave a speech about Workers' Rights and had a booth set up to distribute publications in Spanish on August 27, 2018. Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Workers' Rights
    Labor Rights Week
    Heat Illness Prevention

    600

     
    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

    6,920

  4. Evaluations

    None for this Alliance

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Labor Rights Week Outreach 2019

    Report prepared by: Abraham Arzola, CAS, El Paso Area Office, September 25, 2018.

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