OSHA Beefs Up Spanish Outreach Efforts

January 18, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a new Hispanic Outreach Module for its Compliance Assistance Quick Start Web tool.

An OSHA news release said the Compliance Assistance Quick Start provides a step-by-step guide to identify OSHA requirements and guidance materials for specific workplaces.

According to the announcement, the Hispanic Outreach Module should help employers with a Spanish-speaking workforce learn more about workplace rights and responsibilities, identify Spanish-language outreach and training resources, and better understand how to work cooperatively with OSHA. In addition, it provides a list of OSHA’s Hispanic/English-as-a-second-language coordinators.

Visitors to the site can use a step-by-step guide to identify OSHA Spanish-language resources on OSHA’s Web site that will help them comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as well as help them to prevent employee workplace injuries and illnesses. The site also includes OSHA English-Spanish and Spanish-English Dictionaries (with phonetic pronunciation guides) that contain over 2,000 general OSHA and construction safety and health industry terms.

More information is at http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/compliance_assistance/quickstarts/hispanic/index_hispanic.html .