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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
Omaha Area Office
Heartland Workers Center in Omaha
August 28, 2015 to August 28, 2016

Alliance Background

Date Signed: August 28, 2014

Overview: Heartland Workers Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life of Latino/and immigrant workers by promoting leadership development, workers’ rights, and civic engagement through legal information sharing, training, and organizing. The Heartland Workers Center (HWC) is dedicated to help build a community that works for all across the Midwest. The organization envisions becoming a recognized and self-sustaining organization that provides leadership training to immigrants and workers. HWC’s golden rule is “Do not do for others what they can do for themselves.” This rule is fundamental to the HWC’s ability to develop leaders who are capable of promoting, protecting, and defending their rights.

This Alliance is intended, through a collaborative relationship, to foster safer and more healthful workplaces, by providing HWC staff, immigrant workers and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers (particularly Latinos working in Nebraska) and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

Implementation Team Members

Sergio Sosa
Heartland Workers Center - Executive Director
Abbie Kretz
Heartland Workers Center - Senior Organizer
Bernard Hauber
Omaha Area Office – Compliance Assistance Specialist

Evaluation Period

August 28, 2015 - August 28, 2016

Implementation Team Meetings

No significant meeting occurred during the evaluation period.

Events and Products

Training and Education

  • No training occurred during the evaluation period.

Outreach and Communication

Events: No activities occurred during the evaluation period.

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

Events: Nothing to report

IV. Results

Type of Activity

Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Nothing to report

V. Upcoming Milestones

  • Renewal of this alliance was due in August 2016. Due to the inactivity of this alliance, the OAO will not be renewing the alliance. However, the OAO will continue to work with the HWC on a requested basis.

Report Prepared by: Omaha Area Office

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