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OSHA News Release – Region 7
U.S. Department of Labor
Region 7 News Release: OSHA/ 06-49-KAN
Date: Friday, January 13, 2006
Contact: Norma J. Conrad
Phone: (816) 426-5481
First Midwest Alliance with Mexico Consulate
OMAHA, Neb. -- Establishing a collaborative relationship to help Mexican citizens working in Nebraska protect their working conditions and labor rights is the goal of a new alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court, Nebraska Workforce Development and the Consulate of Mexico in Omaha. A signing ceremony was held today, Jan. 13 in Omaha.
OSHA alliances are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of workers. The alliances provide an opportunity to participate in a cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication, and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health.
"This alliance is the first in the Midwest with the Mexican Consulate," said Charles E. Adkins, CIH, OSHA regional administrator in Kansas City.
The alliance will provide information, guidance and access to training resources to protect the health and safety of Mexican citizens working in the construction and meat processing industries and as migrant farm workers. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the OSHA area office in Omaha at 402-221-3182.
OSHA has created more than 350 alliances with organizations committed to fostering safety and health in the workplace. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
|EVENT:||Alliance signing ceremony for federal and state agencies and the Mexican Consulate|
|DATE/TIME:||Friday, Jan. 13
3:30 p.m. Central Time
6910 Pacific St., Suite 100
|CONTACT:||Norma J. Conrad (816) 426-5481|
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