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Region 7 News Release:    OSHA/ 06-49-KAN
Date: Friday, January 13, 2006
Contact: Norma J. Conrad
Phone: (816) 426-5481

Consulate of Mexico in Omaha, Neb., Joins with OSHA and other Agencies to Form Safety and Health Alliance
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