December 7, 2004
First created in July 2001, the partnership formalizes a shared commitment by the DOL and the Consulate to educate Hispanics and immigrant workers about their rights and responsibilities in the work force. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) joined the program in September 2002. Job-related fatalities among Hispanic workers in the Houston area declined by 25 percent from 2002 through 2004.
In addition to OSHA, the partnership program includes the DOL's Wage & Hour Division; the Consulates General of Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and other community, faith-based, governmental, labor, and professional organizations.