ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Little Rock Area Office
The Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center
September 26, 2016
August 12, 2010 and renewed on August 26, 2013 and September 4, 2015
August 12, 2015 through August 12, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center (NWAWJC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and NWAWJC hereby form an Alliance to provide NWAWJC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to struck-by, falls, and electrical hazards in residential construction.
Implementation Team Members
Carlos Reynolds, Area Director, Little Rock Area Office – OSHA
David Bates, Area Director, Oklahoma City Area Office – OSHA
Mary Walter, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Little Rock Area Office – OSHA
Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Oklahoma City Area Office – OSHA
Northwest Arkansas Worker Justice Center
Magaly Licolli, Executive Director
Implementation Team Meetings
Only a few meetings were held with the NWAWJC personnel this past year due to the retirement of Mary Walter, CAS, Little Rock Area Office in January 2016. Jorge Delucca, CAS, Oklahoma City Area Office met with the group to share ideas and OSHA safety and health publications in Spanish during a meeting in August 2016.
Activities, Events and Products
May 2016, AD Carlos Reynolds provided, at NWAWJC request, the names of all persons who had died on the job, in observance of Worker Memorial Day.
August 2016, CAS Jorge Delucca met with Consul Rodrigo Morales, Magaly Licolli, NWAWJC Executive Director, and Renato Uribe, OSHA Whistleblower Investigator, to discuss how all the organizations can work better together. All three entities gave short speeches to approximately 60 customers at the Mexican Consulate, regarding services available to immigrant workers. Mr. Delucca provided several OSHA Spanish publications during this visit.
Training and Education
None during the evaluation period.
Outreach and Communication
Distribution of OSHA Quick Cards and brochures related to construction and general industry including fall protection and heat stress were delivered during the year.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
The Little Rock Area Office has provided to the Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center continuing support and information relevant to the National and Regional Emphasis Programs and local, regional, and national initiatives such as the temporary workers, heat stress, amputations, and fall prevention campaigns.
Type of Activity Attendees 2015-2016 General Meeting Topics NWAWJC Site Visit
Handouts, Booklets, and Quick Cards (50) Emails Various Safety and Health Subjects (2) TOTAL
Report Prepared by: Carlos M. Reynolds, Area Director, OSHA Little Rock Area Office, with information provided by Jorge Delucca, CAS, OSHA Oklahoma City Area Office.
It is anticipated that quarterly meetings will be held with Northwest Arkansas Worker Justice Center personnel during FY 2017, now that outreach staffing is complete for the Little Rock Area Office.