Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region VII


  1. Alliance Background
  2. 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
    Jelisa Vazquez - Wichita Area OSHA Safety and Health Assistant

    Time Period Covered by This Report

    April 29, 2010 - April 29, 2011

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

    • May 14, 2010 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
    • June 11, 2010 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
    • July 23, 2010 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
    • August 27, 2010 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
    • September 24, 2010 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
    • October 23, 2010 - Hispanic Health and Safety Fair
    • January 14, 2011 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
    • February 18, 2011 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
    • March 11, 2011 - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
  4. Events and Products

  5. Outreach and Communication

    • October 23, 2010 - The 2010 Hispanic Health and Safety Fair was held. The fair was attended by 314 adults and 402 youth. This year's fair featured seminars on worker rights by OSHA and Wage and Hour attended by 50 individuals. This is a 168% (or 50 verses 19) increase in the number trained from the 2009 fair. The fair features 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
    HIV
    Diabetes/blood pressure
    Lead (youth)
    Chiropractor
    Dental Check
    Vision Screening

    54
    14
    100 (32% increase)
    160
    39
    237
    120

    Results

    Type of Activity

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Annual Hispanic Health and Safety Fair

    716

    Joint Wage & Hour and OSHA Workers Rights

    50 of the 716

    Totals

    716


  6. Upcoming Milestones / Challenges

  7. The change of venue to the Sedgwick County Extension building resulted in an increase in attendees' for the 2010 fair. The WAO CAS continues to serve on the committee planning future events and as 2011 committee chair for the safety classes.

    Report Prepared by: Corey Beacom, Wichita Area Office

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