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Newsletter Photos — March 7, 2013

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The United States Department of Labor Centennial Flag at the front of the Frances Perkins Building.


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Kathryn "Kitty" Higgens


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Assistant Secretary for ODEP Martinez addresses accessibility issues at the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.


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Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez tests equipment at the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference with a vendor from IT company Devis.


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Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph Main meets with Russell Riley, field office supervisor in District 2's Ruff Creek Field Office (center) and Kevin Stricklin, administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health, in late February to discuss training and stakeholder outreach for the updated inspection procedures handbook.


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Dr. Jane Heiple, director, ShaleNET-Western Hub; Lea Pizzutelli, ShaleNET career coach; Mark Carney, ShaleNET Roustabout program student.


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From left: Charles E. Adkins, regional administrator, OSHA Region VII; Alicia G. Kerber-Palma, Consul of Mexico in Kansas City and Barbara Theriot, Area Director, OSHA Kansas City Area Office prepare to sign an alliance protecting the safety and health of workers in Missouri and Kansas. The agreement was signed March 1.


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Members of the OSHA staff in Region VII and the Consul of Mexico will jointly develop courses to train employees in safety, health and worker's rights. Front row — Adriana Villareal-Buenfil, Protection Department, Mexican Consulate-Kansas City; Adriana Delfin, OSHA Region VII; Kristina Carignan, OSHA Region VII; Elizabeth Morales, OSHA Region VII; Alicia G. Kerber-Palma, Consul of Mexico in Kansas City; Marcia Drumm, Deputy Regional Administrator, OSHA Region VII; Wendy Banden, OSHA Kansas City Area Office; Barbara Theriot, Area Director, OSHA Kansas City Area Office; Dee Cantu, Assistant Regional Administrator for Administrative Programs, OSHA Region VII; Glenn Taylor, Assistant Regional Administrator for Compliance Assistance Programs, OSHA Region VII. Middle row — Jo Beth Cholmondeley, OSHA Region VII; Lourdes Orestano, Community Affairs and Relations, Mexican Consulate-Kansas City; Patricia Vantuyl, OSHA Region VII; Gail Harris, OSHA Kansas City Area Office; Brian Drake, OSHA Region VII; Jane Johnson, OSHA Region VII. Back row — Charles E. Adkins, Regional Administrator, OSHA Region VII; Richard Bailey, OSHA Region VII; Chet Ray, OSHA Kansas City Area Office; Jennifer Smith, OSHA Region VII; Lynn O'Malley, OSHA Region VII; Mel McCrary, OSHA Kansas City Area Office; Jace Butterworth, OSHA Kansas City Area Office; Steve Carmichael, Assistant Regional Administrator for Enforcement Programs, OSHA Region VII.


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Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training Service Keith Kelly addresses the National Association of Counties meeting in Washington, D.C.


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Mary Beth Maxwell, acting deputy administrator for the Wage and Hour Division, listens to low wage workers tell their stories at a minimum wage roundtable in Pittsburgh, Pa.


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Erin Kramer, of One Pittsburgh, discusses all of the work being done in Pittsburgh to support a minimum wage increase.


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Bob Janssen, safety director of PIPCO Companies, speaks about his company's proactive efforts in creating a culture of safety for employees at the 22nd annual Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Conference. Janssen was presented the Governor's Award for Workplace Health and Safety by Illinois Department of Labor Director Joseph Costigan at the annual event.