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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    January 18, 2007


    To provide OSHA, Wage and Hour, Iowa Division of Labor and the Mexican Consulate and others with information, guidance, an access to training resources that are expected to help them protect employee's health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to falls, noise and other safety hazards and addressing working conditions, and labor rights issues.

    Implementation Team

    Bonita Winingham, OSHA
    Percella Maupins, Wage and Hour
    Margret Meade, Iowa OSHA
    Steve Slater, Iowa Division of Labor
    Jorge Borrell, Consulado de Mexico
    Edgar Rebollar, Consulado de Mexico
    Enrique Lopez Reyes, Consulado de Mexico


    Joe Fagan, Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI)
    Guillermo Hernandez, CCI
    Erica Palmer, CCI
    Venus Vendoures Walsh, New Iowan Centers
    Barbara Bobb, New Iowan Centers
    Carlos Rios, Iowa Immigrant Rights Network

    Evaluation Period

    January 18, 2007 – January 18, 2008

  2. Implementation Meetings

    July 23, 2007
    July 30, 2007
    August 28, 2007
    December 18, 2007

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

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    Outreach and Communication

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      No new products were developed, however, 200 OSHA publications and Wage and Hour publications were provided to the Mexican Consulate and they have taken those publications to mobile consulates across the state during this evaluation period.

      Spanish OSHA posters were provided to the Mexican Consulate and the posters were posted at the Mexican Consulate Office in Omaha in addition to having one posted at the mobile consulates.

      Spanish OSHA posters and publications have been provided to the New Iowan Centers where it is available to their customers.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

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    • Products

      The group proposed the development of a video that could run in a continuous loop at the consulate with information on OSHA and Wage and Hour. The idea was forwarded to the National Office to request assistance to ensure that the video was professional quality.
  4. Results

    The alliance has brought together not only the signatory groups but other groups who interact with the Hispanic population in Iowa. The group continues to work to develop a train-the-trainer session where the signatory groups will train other groups on the services they offer. The goal of this training is to educate organizations in Iowa that interact with the Hispanic community which will allow for better referrals to the correct group or Agency.

  5. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Print distribution at mobile consulates for OSHA and Wage and Hour Information 200
    TOTAL 200

  6. Upcoming Milestones

    Continue to work the signatory groups and contributors to finalize the train-the-trainer sessions. We are hoping to conduct these sessions prior to September 30, 2008.

    We hope to have the professional video for the Mexican Consulate developed by December of 2008.