HOUSTON — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) has scheduled a National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety for April 14-15 at the Hilton Americas Hotel
in Houston, according to a press release
According to the release, workers and representatives from a variety of organizations — including employer associations, labor unions, medical and health organizations, consulates and more — will be present at the conference.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels said: "Far too many Latino workers have needlessly lost their lives just trying to earn a living and it must stop. At the summit, we will shine a spotlight on the hazards and challenges faced by this vulnerable sector of the nation''s workforce so that we can begin crafting new, badly needed strategies to prevent thousands of injuries and deaths every year."
Latino immigrant workers comprise almost one quarter of the construction industry workforce — an industry that will be a focus of the conference, the release stated.
Registration for the conference will begin January 13 on the OSHA website, the release noted.