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The United States Department of Labor's (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Omaha and Des Moines Area Offices; the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court; the Nebraska Department of Labor; and the Consulate of Mexico in Omaha, Nebraska (the Consulate), hereinafter referred to collectively as "the Participants";

Recognizing the joint commitment to protect workers' rights for Mexican workers acknowledged in the Letter of Arrangement between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States of America and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States, signed at Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2010; and

Recognizing that OSHA's Alliance Program provides for the establishment of cooperative relationships for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication, and promoting a national dialogue on workplace health and safety;

Intend to form this Alliance to achieve the following:

Overall Objective

The Participants intend to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican Nationals in Nebraska and Iowa information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to promote workers' rights in protecting their occupational health and safety and to help them understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goal:

  • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of workers' rights courses and courses regarding health and safety in food processing, construction, and cleaning services.

Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the Consulate's conferences, local meetings, or other appropriate events.
  • To participate in "Mobile Consulate" activities and events.

Promotion of a National Dialogue

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting a national dialogue on workplace health and safety:

  • To raise awareness of and demonstrate commitment to workplace safety and health and workers' rights whenever leaders from the Participants address groups.
  • To share information on applicable labor laws and standards, including those relating to workers' rights and responsibilities of employers.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each Participant intends to meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the Participants. In addition, the Participants intend to meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This Arrangement is intended to cease two years from the date of signing. A Participant should endeavor to provide 30 days advance written notice of its intent to discontinue its participation in this Arrangement. This Arrangement may be modified in writing at any time by mutual consent of the Participants.

Signed at Omaha, Nebraska, in quadruplicate, this 17th day of April, 2012, in the English and Spanish languages.


FOR THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
OMAHA AREA OFFICE:



Bonita Winingham,
Area Director






FOR THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA:





Jorge Ernesto Espejel M.,
Consul of Mexico in Omaha


FOR THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
DES MOINES AREA OFFICE:



Chester Razor,
Area Director














FOR THE NEBRASKA
WORKERS' COMPENSATION COURT:



Glenn W. Morton,
Administrator








FOR THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT
OF LABOR:



Catherine D. Lang,
Commissioner of Labor