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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    April 29, 2008

    Overview

    The Alliance will facilitate safety and health outreach to Spanish speaking individuals in the Wichita Kansas area with particular emphasis in the areas of non-English speaking worker and youth outreach/training to reduce construction and general industry hazards.

    Implementation Team

    Café Con Leche, Health and Safety Outreach Committee
     
    Marcela Cousens Event Chairperson
    DR. Patsy Barker Event Co-Chair
    Elisabeth Brunscheen Sedgwick County Extension Office
    Ana Arredondo Sedgwick County Health Department
    Gilda Waren Event Vendor Chair
    Edmundo Armendariz UCI
    Shannon Rebolledo U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
    Jennifer Kelley Community Manager, Health Initiatives, American Cancer Society
    Jorge Delatorre Sedgwick County
    Vanessa Martinez Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School
    David K. McDonnell Compliance Assistance Specialist

    Time Period Covered by This Report

    April 29, 2009 – April 29, 2010

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • May 16, 2009 - The WAO Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) participated in this and the below Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meetings to plan the 2009 Hispanic Health and Safety Fair.

    • June 19, 2009 – Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting

    • July 17, 2009 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting

    • August 21, 2009 – Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting

    • September 4, 2009 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting

    • September 18, 2009 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting

    • October 2, 2009 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting

    • November 6, 2009 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee 2009 wrap-up Meeting

    • March 19, 2010 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
  3. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication

    • On May 1, 2009 the WAO CAS set up and manned a table providing youth outreach material at the Cinco de Mayo celebration held at Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School in Wichita Kansas.

    • On October 10, 2009 the 2009 Hispanic Health and Safety Fair was held. The fair was attended by 287 adults and 397 youth. 19 persons attended one or more of the four one hour safety and health classes for persons working in the construction industry. This was a 90% increase in the number trained from the 2008 fair. The fair featured a number of very valuable outreach services and health screenings. The following is a list of those screenings followed by number of people who were screened.
    Screening results:
     
    Clinical Breast exams 54
    HIV 31 (55% increase)
    Diabetes/blood pressure 68
    Lead (youth) 171 (14% increase)
    Bicycle Rodeo 400 (700% increase)
    Chiropractor 100
    Dental Check 237 (117% increase)
    Vision Screening 325 (983% increase)

  4. Results
     
    Type of Activity Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    2009 Annual Hispanic Health and Safety Fair 684
    Four one hour construction safety seminars during the 2009 Hispanic Health and Safety Fair 19 of the 684
       
       
       
    Totals 684

  5. Upcoming Milestones / Challenges

    The change of venue to the Sedgwick County Extension building may result in a reduction in attendees’ for the 2010 fair. However the committee voted to make this change due to outgrowing the current location. The WAO CAS continues to serve on the committee planning future events and as 2010 committee chair for the safety classes.


    Report Prepared by: David McDonnell, Wichita Area Office

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's Webpage.