The agency will convene a National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety, April 14-15 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston. The conference is cosponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
OSHA officials said the event will bring together workers and representatives from employer associations, labor unions, the faith community, community organizations, the medical community, safety and health professionals, educators, government officials, consulates, the entertainment community, and other nontraditional partners.
Latino immigrant workers comprise almost one-quarter of the construction industry workforce and suffer the highest rate of fatalities. The conference will focus on the construction industry but will also touch on other high-risk industries that employ large numbers of Latino workers.
The conference also will showcase innovative partnerships, demonstrate successful education and training strategies, and develop effective enforcement and communication strategies.
Read more at the WORKERSCOMP ForumTM homepage.
March 1, 2010
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