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


  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, OSHA

    Time Period Covered by This Report

    April 29, 2008 – April 28, 2009

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • May 16th the WAO CAS participated in a Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting to plan the 2008 Hispanic Health and Safety Fair.
    • June 6th the WAO CAS participated in a planning committee meeting for the 2008 Hispanic Health and Safety Fair to discuss support for Bi-National Health Week and participation by the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City Mo.
    • June 13th – Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
    • July 11th - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
    • August 22nd – Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
    • October 3rd - Hispanic Health and Safety Outreach Committee Meeting
  3. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication

    • On May 2, 2008 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.
    • October 11, 2008 – The 2008 Hispanic Health and Safety Fair was held. The fair was attended by 295 adults and 408 youth. Ten persons attended one or more of the four one hour safety and health seminars for persons working in the construction industry. 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 84 (63 qualify for EDW)
    HIV 20
    Diabetes 150
    Lead 150
    Bicycle Rodeo 50
    Chiropractor 100
    Dental Check 109
    Vision Screening 30

  4. Results

    Type of Activity

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Annual Hispanic Health and Safety Fair

    703

    Four one hour construction safety seminars

    10 of the 703 attendees

     

     


     

     

     

    Totals

    703


  5. Upcoming Milestones

    We anticipate that this highly effective alliance will be renewed. The WAO CAS will continue to serve on the committee planning future events.