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


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Phoenix Area Office and the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix, Arizona; the Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona; the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson, Arizona; the Consulate of Mexico in Yuma, Arizona, and the Consulate of Mexico in Douglas, Arizona ("the Consulates"), 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 an Alliance to achieve the following: 

Overall Objective

The Participants intend to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican nationals in Arizona information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to promote workers' rights in protecting their occupational safety and health 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 goals: 

  • To develop training and education programs for Mexican workers and employers in Arizona regarding workplace health and safety, and to communicate such information to constituent workers and employers.
  • To develop training and education programs for Mexicans workers and employers in Arizona to promote understanding of workers' rights and responsibilities of employers, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, and to communicate such information to employers and workers.

Outreach and Communication

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

  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and links to OSHA's Web site from the Consulates' Web sites) to Mexican nationals working in Arizona and their employers.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at the Participants' conferences, local meetings, or other 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 the national dialogue on workplace health and safety: 

  • To raise awareness of and demonstrate commitment to workplace health and safety and workers' rights whenever leaders from the Participants address groups.
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on issues affecting Mexican nationals working in Arizona to help forge innovative solutions on issues concerning workplace health and safety and understanding of 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 advanced written notice of its intent to discontinue this Arrangement. This Arrangement may be modified in writing at any time with the concurrence of the Participants.

Signed at Douglas, Arizona, in duplicate, on this 27th day of April, in the Spanish and English languages.



FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
 PHOENIX AREA OFFICE



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Zachary Barnett
Phoenix Area Director

FOR THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

 

 

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Víctor Manuel Treviño Escudero
Consul General of Mexico

 

FOR THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN
NOGALES, ARIZONA

 

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Jaime Paz y Puente Gutiérrez
Consul General of Mexico

 

FOR THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN
TUCSON, ARIZONA

 

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Juan  Manuel Calderón Jaimes
Consul of Mexico

 



FOR THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN 
YUMA, ARIZONA

 

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Miguel Escobar Valdez
Consul of Mexico

 

FOR THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN
DOUGLAS, ARIZONA

 

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Oscar Antonio de la Torre Amezcua
Consul of Mexico