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Oregon OSHA to present first Spanish-language safety conference

For immediate release
Oct. 11, 2019
Contact information
Aaron Corvin, Public Information Officer
971-718-6973, aaron.corvin@oregon.gov

Salem, OR — Come November, Oregon OSHA will present its first Spanish-language conference addressing workers and their needs. Topics include asserting their rights to a safe workplace, protecting their health and safety at work and at home, and protecting against wage theft.

Presenters at the free conference – to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem – will include workplace safety and health professionals, medical providers, and government representatives. The event will feature lunch, exhibits, and health screenings by Virginia Garcia.

“This conference reflects our ongoing mission to improve outreach to the most vulnerable workers by offering an event entirely in the language of many such workers,” said Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood.

Supporters of the event include the Oregon Columbia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, SAIF Corporation, and Oregon Business & Industry. 

Other conference topics include: 

  • Identifying and addressing common workplace hazards
  • Safety and health in agriculture, construction, food processing, and logging and forest harvesting
  • The role of the supervisor in workplace safety

Those interested in attending must pre-register by Wednesday, Nov. 13. For more information or to register, go online or call 541-618-7920. Questions may also be submitted by email

Oregon OSHA encourages those interested in attending to visit our Spanish-language event page on Facebook

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About Oregon OSHA:

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to osha.oregon.gov.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.oregon.gov/dcbs/.

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