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8th US - EU Joint Conference on Occupational Safety and Health
September 17-19, 2015 - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Photo Credit: Sundance Square ManagementThe eighth joint US - EU conference on OSH cooperation between the United States and the European Union will be held on September 17-19, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. The conference theme, as in previous years, is "Critical Issues in Occupational Safety and Health". Topics include: Preventing Hazards in Energy Production; Nanotechnology - Materials at the Workplace; and Health and Safety and the Changing Structure of Work.


Joint US and Mexico Efforts to Ensure Safe and Healthful Working Conditions for Workers from Mexico and other Latin American Countries.

  • 2009
    Letter of Agreement [PDF]

OSHA Signed Alliances with Consulate General of Mexico:

  • August 30, 2012: Portland, Oregon [English] [Español]
  • August 27, 2012: San Francisco, California [English] [Español]
  • August 27, 2012: New York, New York
  • May 24, 2012: Denver, Colorado
  • April 27, 2012: Phoenix, Arizona [English] [Español]

Latin America

Letters of Arrangement (LOA) between DOL/OSHA and Countries in Latin America:

  • June 11, 2012
    • Ecuador
      • JD [English PDF] [Español PDF]
      • LOA [English PDF] [Español PDF]
    • Honduras
      • JD [English PDF] [Español PDF]
      • LOA [English PDF] [Español PDF]
    • Peru
      • JD [English PDF] [Español PDF]
      • LOA [English PDF] [Español PDF]
  • August 29, 2011
    • Costa Rica [PDF]
    • The Dominican Republic [PDF]
    • El Salvador [PDF]
  • June 16, 2011
    • Guatemala [English PDF] [Español PDF]
    • Nicaragua [English PDF] [Español PDF]

OSHA Alliances with Consulates in Central America:

  • May 1, 2013: Dominican Republic - Boston, New York, Philadelphia [English] [Español]
  • October 23, 2012: Guatemala - Atlanta, Georgia - Renewal [English] [Español]
  • August 27, 2012: El Salvador - New York, New York
  • August 27, 2012: Guatemala - New York, New York
  • August 27, 2012: Nicaragua - New York, New York
  • October 17, 2012: The Dominican Republic - Philadelphia, Pennylvania [English] [Español]

OSHA Alliances with Consulates in South America:


Joint US and European Union Cooperation on Workplace Safety and Health

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work


  • 2011
    • Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Labor of the United States of America and the State Administration of Work Safety of the People's Republic of China Regarding Cooperation on Work Safety and Health [PDF]


Letters of Arrangement (LOA) between DOL/OSHA and Countries in Asia:

  • June 11, 2012
    • Philippines
      • JD [English PDF]
      • LOA [English PDF]

OSHA Signed Alliances with Consulates in Asia:

Other International Activity

American National Standards Institute OSHA and Amercian National Standards Institute Memorandum of Understanding to continue joint efforts to improve safety and health standards for workers around the world.

[News Release] January 19, 2001
[Memorandum of Understanding] January 19, 2001

International Travel Guidance OSHA Offers International Travel Guidance to Help Business Travelers Avoid Health Risks

[News Release] April 17, 2002

Globablly Harmonized System for Hazard Communication Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication

There are a number of countries around the world that have developed standards requiring transmittal of information to users or handlers of chemicals. While similar to requirements in the United States, the variations result in different labels and material safety data sheets for the same chemicals.

For more information on International Affairs, contact
OSHA International Affairs
US Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Room: N3641
Washington D.C. 20210
(202) 693-2400

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