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


I. Alliance Background

The purpose of this alliance agreement is to provide Manos Unidas members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employee's health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing occupational injury and illnesses to Hispanic Workers.

OSHA and Manos Unidas will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Deliver training and education programs on employee's occupational safety and health rights and responsibilities; and safety and health issues faced by Hispanic employees;

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of informational courses about hazards in industries, where those clients whom Manos Unidas serves are commonly employed.

OSHA and Manos Unidas will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's Web site;

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences and local Manos Unidas meetings as requested.

  • Train Manos Unidas personnel about workplace safety and health issues faced by the Hispanic population.

OSHA and Manos Unidas will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health;

  • Raise other's awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever Manos Unidas leaders address groups.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

II. Events and Products

The St. Louis Area Office has provided information about 11c rights and responsibilities following inquiries from representatives about potential discrimination actions for an employee who had filed an OSHA complaint.

The St. Louis Area Office provided information to representatives from the organization about inspection procedures and rights and responsibilities following an inquiry from the organization.

The St. Louis Area Office has contacted the organization in an effort to try to formalize a regularly scheduled meeting to ensure dissemination of information to the Hispanic community. The organization is currently in the process of providing a list of upcoming events.

The St. Louis Area Office has contacted the organization in an effort to co-host a seminar to provide the information necessary to the Hispanic business community.

The St. Louis Area Office will continue to support the training efforts and information needs of Manos Unidas as requested.

III. Upcoming Milestones.

A seminar for Hispanic businesses is planned for FY 2006. The date and meeting facility is currently being discussed and is hoped to be finalized in the near future.