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Aug. 31, 2015

Jacob Prado Gonzalez (left) consul general for the Mexican Consulate in El Paso, Texas, signs alliance renewal with Diego Alvarado Jr. (right) area director in El Paso for the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Jacob Prado Gonzalez (left) consul general for the Mexican Consulate in El Paso, Texas, signs alliance renewal with Diego Alvarado Jr. (right) area director in El Paso for the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA renews alliance with Mexican Consulate in El Paso to promote
worker safety and health

Participants: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's El Paso Area Office and the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso.

Alliance description: The alliance signed Aug. 28 will provide safety and health outreach and training to Mexican nationals working in West Texas. This voluntary alliance provides Spanish speaking workers with assistance and outreach materials, in Spanish, on workers' rights and OSHA standards. Some of the safety and health issues that will be covered include falls from elevated work surfaces, electrocution, heat illness, exposure to hazardous chemicals, struck-by and caught-in or -between hazards.

Duration: Two years.

Quote: "The alliance with the Mexican consulate provides OSHA with a great opportunity to provide safety training and outreach in a native language in an effort to keep Spanish speaking workers safe in the workplace," Diego Alvarado Jr., OSHA's area director in El Paso. "Knowledge is the first step of workplace safety and health, and OSHA is committed to ensuring training is provided in a language that workers can understand."

Information: Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with businesses, trade associations, unions, consulates, professional organizations, faith and community-based organizations, and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. For information about forming an alliance or partnership, contact OSHA's El Paso Area Office at 915-534-6251.

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Media Contacts:

Diana Petterson, 972-850-4710, petterson.diana@dol.gov
Juan Rodriguez, 972-850-4709, rodriguez.juan@dol.gov

Release Number: 15-1732-DAL


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