National Action Summit
for Latino Worker Health & Safety
Cumbre de Acción Nacional
Para el Trabajador Latino Salud y Seguridad
Held April 14-15, 2010 Houston, Texas
Nearly 1,000 seek solutions at National Action
Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety
OSHA brought together nearly 1,000 participants to the Houston summit, including Latino workers, community- and faith-based groups, employers, unions, consulates, the medical community, health and safety professionals, and government representatives.
The summit's goal: Reducing injuries and illnesses among Latino workers by enhancing knowledge of their workplace rights and improving their ability to exercise those rights.
The summit's workshops and exhibits highlighted employers and companies with effective education programs to reach Latino workers, successful community-based and public-private partnerships to educate and empower workers about workplace hazards, and many free resources that OSHA, other agencies and nonprofit organizations make available to help small business owners prevent worker illness, injury and death on the job.
Houston Chronicle opinion article
by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis
Houston Summit Proceedings
- Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
- OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels
- NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard
- News Release, April 14, 2010, U.S. Department of Labor [En Español]
- News Release, Feb. 26, 2010, U.S. Department of Labor
- Conference materials*
- Workshop 9 Handout - Resources for Small Businesses with Latino Workers [PDF*]
- Workshop 10 Handout - Summary of Grants [DOC*]
- Bookmark [English: PDF*] [Spanish: PDF*]
- Wallet card - Vertical [English: PDF*] [Spanish: PDF*]
Wallet card - Horizontal [English: PDF*] [Spanish: PDF*]
- Worker Rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 [En Español]
Co-Sponsored with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
In partnership with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
* Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Office of Communications at (202) 693-1999 for assistance accessing PDF materials.