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Alliance Annual Report
February 4, 2008
HOUSTON AREA OFFICES AND THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN HOUSTON
I. Alliance Background
Date Signed: March 24, 2006
End Date: March 24, 2007
OSHA and the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston an Alliance to provide Hispanic workers in the Houston area with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to occupational safety and health hazards during hurricane response and clean –up activities.
Implementation team Members:
Consulate General of Mexico (CGM)
Mark Briggs, Houston South AO
John Lawson, Houston North AO
Joe Reina, Dallas RO
March 24, 2006 through March 24, 2007
II. Implementation Team Meetings:
The Houston North and Houston South Area Office’s Compliance Assistance Specialists attended several planning meetings at the Mexican Consulate. In addition, the Region VI DRA Joe Reina had several meetings with the Mexican consulate related to Hispanic worker safety.
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
Hundreds of Hispanic employees were provided information related to hurricane Katrina and Rita clean up hazards along the Gulf Coast. Contacts and support information was exchanged between OSHA and the Mexican Consulate to assist efforts in the New Orleans area.
V. Upcoming Milestones