The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), San Francisco Region and the Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam; the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu; the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles; and the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco; hereinafter referred to collectively as "the Participants";
Recognizing the joint commitment to protect workers' rights for Filipino workers acknowledged in the Letter of Arrangement between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States of America and the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, signed at Washington, D.C., on June 11, 2012; 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:
The Participants intend to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Filipino workers and employers in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands information, guidance, and access to resources to promote worker's 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 (OSH Act).
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
Promotion of a National Dialogue
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
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. The meetings may be conducted by telephone or video conference.
Nothing in this Arrangement commits the Participants to the expenditure of any funds.
This Arrangement may commence upon signature by both Participants. This Arrangement is intended to cease two (2) years from the date of signing. A Participant should endeavor to provide thirty (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 San Francisco, California, in duplicate, this 14 day of November 2013, in the English language.
For the U.S. Department of Labor's For the Consulates of the Philippines
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, San Francisco, CA
KEN NISHIYAMA ATHA
CONSUL GENERAL BAYANI V. MANGIBIN
Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam
CONSUL GENERAL JULIUS D. TORRES
Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu
CONSUL GENERAL MARIA HELLEN BARBER DELA VEGA
Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles
CONSUL GENERAL MARCIANO A. PAYNOR JR.
Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco
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