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Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
October 20, 2002 – October 20, 2005
I. Alliance Background
November 20, 2002
The St. Louis Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA-SLAO) and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis (HCCMSL) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA-SLAO and the HCCMSL therefore agree to form an Alliance to use their collective expertise and resources to help foster a culture of prevention and openness while sharing best practices and technical knowledge.
This agreement establishes an Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for employees of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater St. Louis’ membership by:
This agreement will remain in effect for one year from the date of signing and will automatically be renewed annually thereafter. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of the OSHA-SLAO and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis, and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from the OSHA-SLAO and/or the HCCMSL. This Alliance becomes effective upon the date of the last signature on this agreement.
II. Implementation Team Meetings
During the course of this evaluation period, the OSHA Implementation Team members, Isaac LaSalle and Larry Davidson, met several times with the Executive Director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Gilberta Pinela, regarding opportunities for information exchange.
III. Events and Products
The St. Louis Area Office attended monthly meetings with the Hispanic Chamber. The focus of these meetings centered on OSHA services that can be provided to the Chamber and it’s constituency.
The St. Louis Area Office has provided literature on an ongoing basis to the Chamber for its use and dissemination.
The St. Louis Area Office has proposed to co-host a conference for its members to explain OSHA services.
IV. Upcoming Milestones
The St. Louis Area Office will continue to support the training efforts and information needs of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater St. Louis as requested.
A meeting with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is currently being scheduled with its Executive Board. This meeting will focus on trying to improve services. The Hispanic Chamber has not been receptive to OSHA’s attempts to provide a meaningful dialogue. This meeting will determine if a new commitment by the Chamber is present to take advantage of our services. Following this meeting a recommendation will be made to continue or discontinue this alliance.