Salem, OR — In November, Oregon OSHA will present the second Spanish-language conference addressing workplace safety and health, and workers’ rights while on the job. Attendees will learn how to assert their rights to a safe workplace, protect their health and safety at work and at home, and to protect against wage theft.
Presenters at the free conference – titled “Occupational health and safety and your rights at work,” to be held from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds – will include workplace safety and health professionals, and other experts. The event will feature lunch and exhibits.
“This conference reflects our ongoing mission to improve outreach to the most vulnerable workers by offering a venue where important workplace health and safety information is provided entirely in the language of many such workers,” said Renee Stapleton, acting administrator for Oregon OSHA.
Those interested in attending this free conference must pre-register by Tuesday, Nov. 1. Register now. For more information, visit the Oregon OSHA conferences page, send an email to email@example.com or call 971-283-6415.
- Asserting your right to a safe workplace
- Protecting your health at work and at home
- Identifying and addressing common workplace hazards
- Safety and health in:
- Food processing
- Role of the supervisor in workplace safety
- Protecting yourself from wage theft
- Whistleblower Protection Program
The conference underscores Oregon OSHA’s commitment to bolstering its outreach efforts, breaking down language barriers, and connecting with more workers and employers about workplace health and safety resources.
Visit Oregon OSHA’s Spanish-language online training courses
, and learn about the division’s PESO program
, a bilingual program that helps English-speaking employers train and talk about workplace safety and health issues with Spanish-speaking workers.
Workers have a right to a safe and healthy workplace. That includes the right to raise concerns free from retaliation and to file a complaint with Oregon OSHA, which advances safety for all Oregon workers through enforcement, consultation, technical, and public education and training services. The Ombuds Office for Oregon Workers, an independent advocate, offers workers help in understanding their rights within workplace safety and health rules, and their rights within the workers’ compensation system. The office’s toll-free phone number is 800-927-1271.
Moreover, the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) Multicultural Communications Program provides outreach to communities with limited English proficiency. That outreach includes information about on-the-job safety and health. The program includes a toll-free phone number for Spanish-speaking Oregonians: 800-843-8086.