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ARRANGEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
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 TUCSCON, ARIZONA; THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN YUMA, ARIZONA; THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN DOUGLAS, ARIZONA


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Phoenix, Arizona 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, hereinafter referred to collectively as "the Participants";

RECOGNIZING the joint commitment to protect workers' rights for Mexican workers in the United States 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 safety and health;

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 and others 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 U.S. domestic law on the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH 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 safety and health.
  • To develop training and education programs for Mexicans workers and employers in Arizona to promote understanding of workers' rights and responsibilities of employers under the OSH Act, including the use of the OSHA complaint process.
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 a joint dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • To raise awareness of and demonstrate commitment to workplace safety and health and workers' rights under the OSH Act 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 safety and health and understanding of workers' rights and responsibilities of employers under the OSH Act.

 

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.

Nothing in this Arrangement commits the Participants to the expenditure of any funds.

This Arrangement may commence upon signature by both Participants. This Arrangement may continue for two (2) 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 Phoenix, Arizona, in quadruplicate, on May 27, 2014, in the Spanish and English languages.

 

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

 


  • Zachary Barnett
  • Area Director

FOR THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA:

 

 


  • Roberto Rodríguez Hernández
  • Consul General of México

FOR THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN NOGALES, ARIZONA:

 

 


  • Jaime Paz y Puente Gutiérrez
  • Consul General of México

FOR THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN TUCSON, ARIZONA:

 

 


  • Ricardo Pineda Albarrán
  • Consul of México

FOR THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN YUMA, ARIZONA:

 

 


  • Eusebio Augusto Romero y Esquivel
  • Consul of México

FOR THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN DOUGLAS, ARIZONA:

 

 


  • Óscar Francisco Holguín González
  • Consul a.i.
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