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US Department of Labor, Consulate of Mexico in Denver renew alliance to promote workers’ rights, protections

Original article published by OSHA

Agreement extends effort to protect Mexican nationals working in region

Participants:  U.S. Department of Labor
Consulate of Mexico in Denver

Date:  Feb. 9, 2023

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On Feb. 9, 2023, OSHA Area Director in Denver, Amanda Kupper; Mexico’s Counsel General in Denver, Pàvel Melèndez Cruz; OSHA Area Director in Englewood, Chad Vivian; and Mexico’s Consul for Protection and Legal Affairs in Denver, Antonio Portilla Montemayor renewed a two-year alliance agreement between OSHA and the Consulate of Mexico in Denver to promote workplace safety among Spanish-speaking workers in the region.

Agreement description:  The department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Consulate of Mexico have renewed a two-year alliance to provide safety training and resources to Mexican nationals working in Colorado in an effort educate them on their rights and employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

The alliance continues the joint commitment to protect the rights of Mexicans working in the U.S. through training, education, outreach, communication and by promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health.

Background:  OSHA’s Alliance Program works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. These groups include unions, consulates, trade or professional organizations, businesses, faith- and community-based organizations and educational institutions. OSHA and the groups work together to develop compliance assistance tools and resources, share information with workers and employers and educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities.

Quote: “By renewing this alliance, OSHA officials and Mexican government representatives can continue to work together to help keep Mexican people who work in Colorado safe and healthy,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Jennifer S. Rous in Denver. Our joint focus on providing important information on workplace protections for these workers will help us ensure that they end their shifts safely and return home to their families each day.”

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