Nearly 47% of work related deaths among Hispanic workers occurred in small establishments with 1-10 employees.
Construction employment increased by 1 million from 2012 to 2015; almost 70% of the new jobs were taken by Hispanic workers.
In 2015, nearly 30% of construction workers were of Hispanic origin—higher than any previous years.
More than 75% of Hispanic construction workers were born outside the United States.
Customized Programs Include
Assessment of safety culture
Assessment of Immigrant culture
Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly Safety Classes
Tool Box Talks
Rainy Day Classes
OSHA 10 & 30 classes
Covered Topics Include
Introduction to OSHA
Record Keeping and Reporting of Injuries and Illnesses.
General Safety and Health Provisions.
Occupational Health and Environmental Controls.
Personal Protective and Life saving Equipment.
Fire Protection and Prevention
Signs, Signals, and Barricades.
Materials Handling, Storage, Use,and Disposal.
Tools Hand and Power.
Welding and Cutting.
Cranes and Derricks in Construction
Concrete and Masonry Construction.
Stairways and Ladders
Toxic and Hazardous Substances
Why pay four times for one class?
If an interpreter is needed for a 10 hour or 30 construction or general industry class, OSHA requires that the interpreter be knowledgeable in safety and the class must be twice as long to cover all the information.
All employees out of work twice the time plus added cost of instructor and interpreter.
Substantial money can be saved by eliminating the need for an interpreter. Our cultural understanding and passion are effective in helping workers take to heart this life-saving message.
Common industry problems are:
Higher cost due to longer interpreted meeting;
Miscommunications with limited English proficient (LEP) employees;