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ARRANGEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
HOUSTON AREA OFFICES
AND
THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN HOUSTON, TEXAS


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Houston Area Offices and the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston, Texas (the Consulate), hereinafter referred to collectively as “the Participants”;

RECOGNIZING the joint commitment to protect workers’ rights for Mexican workers in the United States acknowledged in the Letter of Arrangement between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States of America and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States, concerning Workplace Safety and Health Protections Applicable to Mexican Workers in the United States, signed at Washington, D.C., on November 6, 2014; and

RECOGNIZING that OSHA’s Alliance Program provides for the establishment of cooperative relationships for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication, and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health;

Intend to form an Alliance to achieve the following:

Overall Objective

The Participants intend to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican Nationals in Houston, Texas and others 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).

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

Promotion of a National Dialogue

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting a joint dialogue on workplace safety and health:

An implementation team made up of representatives of each Participant intends to meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the Participants. In addition, the Participants intend to meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

Nothing in this Arrangement commits the Participants to the expenditure of any funds.

This Arrangement may commence upon signature by both Participants. This Arrangement may continue for two (2) years from the date of signing. A Participant should endeavor to provide thirty (30) days advanced written notice of its intent to discontinue the Arrangement. This Arrangement may be modified in writing at any time by mutual consent of the Participants.

Signed at Houston, Texas, in duplicate, this 31st day of August, 2015, in the English and Spanish languages.

FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
LABOR’S OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
HOUSTON NORTH OFFICE:

 


Joann Figueroa
Area Director

FOR THE CONSULATE GENERAL
OF MEXICO IN HOUSTON, TEXAS:

 


Oscar Rodríguez Cabrera
General Consul

FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
LABOR’S OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
HOUSTON SOUTH OFFICE:

 


Mark Briggs
Area Director

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