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BECOME MORE INCLUSIVE: Workplace Safety Training for a Diverse Workforce

January 31 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


What do OSHA Training Standards say about providing workplace safety training in another language?

Employers record nearly three million serious occupational injuries and illness each year and approximately 4,500 workers killed on the job. The US Bureau of Labor reports that Latino workers are at higher risk of workplace injuries and death with a rate of 4 injuries per 100,000 workers, compared to 3.4 for all workers. Additionally, the fatality rate has increased by 2.1 percent from 2019 to 2020. Disparities in economic opportunities may be one of the major causes of the increase. Disparities could include education level, language barriers, and/or documentation status. Each of these issues can lead minority workers to take more hazardous jobs. Meaningful access to information could be another gap as well. 

Join our conversation to hear solutions companies have taken to break down some of these disparities to make their workplace safer for these vulnerable populations. We will also discuss what the OSHA training standard is regarding employers offering workplace safety training to their employees in a language that they understand. You will have the opportunity to share solutions that have worked well for you and learn about other resources and solutions available to manufacturers in Illinois.


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 Pete Almeida | Program Coordinator of Occupational Safety and Health 

Pete Almeida brings great experience in community and employer engagement surrounding topics related to workplace safety, law enforcement and teaching at the college level to adult learners and non-traditional students. Pete is also bi-lingual in Spanish and has displayed his passion to help non-native English-speaking workers and students in best safety practices at the workplace and how to succeed at the college-level.

Pete is eager to connect with employers or individuals seeking to further their knowledge in OSHA related topics and workplace safety protocols. Contact Pete today at 847.925.6023 or at safetytraining@harpercollege.edu

Contact Name: Camryn Tunney

Contact Email: ctunney@imec.org


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