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Release Number: 2021-89
Date: September 3, 2021

Cal/OSHA, Federal OSHA and Mexican Consulates in California Renew Alliance Agreement to Promote Workplace Safety and Health

Oakland—In an ongoing effort to educate workers on California’s nation-leading workplace safety and health standards, Cal/OSHA, Federal OSHA and the Mexican Consulate have renewed an alliance agreement to provide training on workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities in California.  

The two-year agreement includes a commitment to provide training and resources in Spanish on hazards impacting immigrant workers including falls, electrocution and heat illness. Training topics also include the right to report unsafe conditions regardless of immigration status by filing a confidential complaint with Cal/OSHA.

A team of representatives from Cal/OSHA, Federal OSHA and the Mexican Consulate will develop a plan of action and meet throughout the year to track and share information on activities and goals of the alliance.

Cal/OSHA’s Alliance Program works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. These groups include trade associations, labor unions and other labor groups, professional associations, educational institutions, community and faith-based organizations, consulates, local, state, and federal government agencies and more.

Participants in the Alliance Program support Cal/OSHA's strategic goals by developing alliance agreements that contain work plans to raise awareness of safety and health hazards through outreach and communication, and training and education.

Cal/OSHA is a division of the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). DIR partners with Mexican Consulates each year during Labor Rights Week from August 30 to September 3. Team members from Cal/OSHA and other DIR divisions join representatives from Mexican Consulates at events throughout California during the week to educate workers on their rights and employers on their responsibilities.

Cal/OSHA helps protect workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace in California. Employers who have questions or need assistance with workplace safety and health programs, including assistance with developing a COVID-19 prevention program at their worksite, can call Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch at 800-963-9424.

Workers who have questions about COVID-19 hazards, heat illness prevention and wildfire smoke protections can call 833-579-0927 to speak with a Cal/OSHA representative during normal business hours. Complaints about workplace safety and health hazards can be filed confidentially with Cal/OSHA district offices.

Media Contact: Communications@dir.ca.gov, (510) 286-1161

Employers with Questions on Requirements May Contact: InfoCons@dir.ca.gov or call your local Cal/OSHA Consultation Office