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ARRANGEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN IN CALEXICO, THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN
FRESNO, THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN LOS ANGELES, THE
CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN OXNARD, THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO
IN SACRAMENTO, THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN SAN BERNARDINO, THE
CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN SAN DIEGO; THE CONSULATE GENERAL
OF MEXICO IN SAN FRANCISCO, THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN
SAN JOSE, AND THE CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN SANTA ANA
AND
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION,
SAN FRANCISCO REGIONAL OFFICE
AND
THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS,
DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH


The Consulate of Mexico in Consulate of Mexico in Calexico, the Consulate of Mexico in Fresno, the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, the Consulate of Mexico in Oxnard, the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, the Consulate of Mexico in San Bernardino, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose, the Consulate of Mexico in Santa Ana the (Consulates), and the California Department Of Industrial Relations, Division Of Occupational Safety And Health (Cal/OSHA) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), San Francisco Regional Office and 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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States, the California Department Of Industrial Relations, Division Of Occupational Safety And Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Department of Labor of the United States of America, concerning Workplace Safety and Health Protections Applicable to Mexican Workers in the United States, signed at Washington, D.C., on November 6, 2014; 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 California 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 Mexican employers in California regarding workplace safety and health.
  • To develop training and education programs for Mexican workers and Mexican employers in California 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 and Cal/OSHA’s Web site from the Consulates’ Web sites to Mexican nationals working in California 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 California 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 all Participants. This Arrangement may continue for two (2) years from the date of signing. A Participant should endeavor to provide thirty (30) days advanced written notice of its intent to discontinue the Arrangement. This Arrangement may be modified in writing at any time by mutual consent of the Participants.

Signed at San Francisco, California, in twelve (12) original text, this 29th day of August 2016, in the Spanish and English languages.

For the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, San Francisco Regional Office:


Barbara Y. Goto
Regional Administrator



For the Consulate of Mexico in Calexico:


Carlos Flores Vizcarra
Consul



For the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles:


Carlos Eugenio García de Alba Zepeda
Consul General



For the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento:


Alejandra García Williams
Cónsul General



For the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego:


Marcela Celorio Mancera
Consul General



For the Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose:


Mauricio Toussaint
Consul General

For the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health:


Erika Monterozza
Deputy Director of Communications



For the Consulate of Mexico in Fresno:


David Manuel Preciado Juárez
Cónsul



For the Consulate of Mexico in Oxnard:


Roberto Rodríguez Hernández
Consul



For the Consulate of Mexico in San Bernardino:


Enrique Salomón Rosas Ramírez
Cónsul



For the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco:


Gemi José González López
Consul General



For the Consulate of Mexico in Santa Ana:


Mario Cuevas Zamora
Cónsul

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