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1/13/2006 – original signed
1/13/2008 – expiration date of original
10/23/2008 – renewal signed
The parties intend, through this Arrangement, to establish a collaborative
relationship to provide information, guidance and access to training resources
in an effort to help Mexican citizens working in Nebraska to protect their
working conditions and labor rights, including their health and safety. The
agreement also focuses on a number of goals including:
Training and education:
Outreach and communication:
- Develop and deliver training and education programs for Mexican Nationals
regarding workers rights to proper minimum wage and overtime compensation, fall
hazards, hazards related to construction, meat processing and migrant farming,
and to communicate such information to employers and employees in these
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of training concerning fall protection,
personal protective equipment, ergonomics, minimum wage overtime, and hazard
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards,
and to communicate such information (e.g., print and electronic media, including
electronic tools and links to OSHA's web site from the Consulate's web site) to
employers and employees in the construction, meat processing and migrant farm
industries, in English and Spanish.
Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other mutually
agreed upon events, such as the Mobile Consulate meetings scheduled by the
Consulate of Mexico in Omaha.
Share information on personnel issues and industry safety and health.
Communicate best practices and/or effective approaches.
Make available developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and
lectures (or any other applicable forum).
Work with other participants on specific issues and projects in order to best
provide safety and health, workers compensation, minimum wage, and overtime
compensation information in English and Spanish.
Implementation Team Members
- Raise awareness of and demonstrate commitment to workplace safety and health
and workers' rights whenever leaders from the Parties address groups.
Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder
meetings on issues affecting Mexican Nationals to help forge innovative
solutions to issues concerning workplace safety and health and proper wage
Mexican Consulate of Omaha
- Edgar Rebollar Saenz, Department of Protection
Nebraska Workers Compensation Court
Nebraska Workforce Development, Safety and Labor Law
- Su Perk Davis, Public Information Manager
USDOL – Wage & Hour
- William Hetzler, Executive Director
- Richard Tesarek, District Director
01/13/09 – 01/13/10
Implementation Team Meetings
- 01/23/2009 Alliance team meeting
- 04/17/2009 Alliance team meeting
- 08/18/2009 Planning meeting for Labor Rights Week
Events and Products
Training and Education
Outreach and Communication
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
- The CAS was invited by the Consul to speak to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
meeting on 01/30/2009. The presentation included an overview of the Alliance,
OSHA's outreach efforts into the Hispanic community, and the obstacles to this
- New outreach materials have been provided to the Consulate by all agencies for
display in their waiting room and for dissemination during "Mobile Consulate"
activities around the State of Nebraska.
- US – Mexico Labor Rights Week: activities were planned with the alliance
participants, including a News Release, a radio talk show featuring the Consul
and OSHA's Assistant Area Director, and a series of speakers, representing
various local Agencies, at the Consulate.
Events: Nothing to report
Type of Activity
Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
|Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presentation
|US – Mexico National Labor Rights Week
|News Release distributed by the Mexican Consulate throughout local and regional
Consulate visits by various Agencies(Labor Rights Week)
08/31/2009 Omaha Area OSHA
09/01/2009 Des Moines OSHA
09/02/2009 Wage & Hour
09/04/2009 Attorney General
|Customers of the Consulate who were seated in the
waiting room were provided informal presentations by the various Agency
representatives. Q&A was also afforded those in attendance. This number varied
from day to day.
Radio Lobo – Spanish language radio station broadcasting to eastern NE and
AAD – Darwin Craig joined Consul Ernesto Espejel on a one-hour broadcast
addressing occupational safety and health issues, including a Q&A opportunity
for the listeners.
~ 50,000 Hispanics living in the Omaha metropolitan area. This does not include
western IA, or surrounding communities.
||~ 50, 247
Currently nothing is planned for 2010.
Report Prepared by: Doug Fletcher, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Omaha Area