Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region VII
- Alliance Background
1/13/2006 – original signed
1/13/2008 – expiration date of original
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
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of training concerning fall
protection, personal protective equipment, ergonomics, minimum wage overtime,
and hazard recognition courses.
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
01/13/08 – 01/13/09
- Implementation Team Meetings and Significant Dates
- 02/11/2008 Alliance team meeting
- 03/17/2008 Submitted new alliance for review
- 08/11/2008 Received approval for new alliance
- 10/23/2008 Signed new alliance; alliance team meeting
- Events and Products
Training and Education
Outreach and Communication
- Due to the termination of the alliance arrangement and the subsequent
delay in renewal, no activities were planned.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
- The Omaha Area Office, with the assistance of the Kansas City Regional
Office, developed and provided DVDs containing OSHA's Spanish-language Public
Service Announcements, to the Mexican Consulate. On a regular basis, these
DVDs are shown in the Consulate waiting room.
- During the investigation of a workplace fatality involving a Mexican
National working in Nebraska, the Mexican Consulate was contacted for
assistance in the translation and delivery of correspondence to "next-of-kin"
living in Mexico.
- 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.
Events: Nothing to report
- Upcoming Milestones
A new alliance arrangement was signed on 10/23/08. All original signatories have
agreed to continue their participation. A planning meeting of participants has
been scheduled for early January 2009.