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Region 4 News Release
Release Number: 05-1168-ATL (178)
Date: Monday, August 01, 2005
Contact: Les Grove Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (813) 626-1177 (404) 562-2076
TAMPA, Fla. -- Hispanic workers and their families are invited to the Central Florida Family Health and Safety Fair, Feria Familiar de Salud y Seguridad, Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm. at the Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Building, Kissimmee.
The fair will focus on working safely in the agricultural, landscaping and construction industries, with classes taught in Spanish by safety professionals. Topics will include: fall protection, trench safety, personal protective equipment, hazard communication and the safe use of forklifts, scaffolds, electrical and other construction equipment.
The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the University of South Florida's SafetyFlorida, the College of Public Health and the University of Florida Extension Service organized the fair to promote safety and health for Hispanic workers and their families.
Employers, labor contractors and growers are encouraged to attend and to send their Spanish speaking workers to the fair.
"Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and volunteers, all classes will be presented free of charge," said Les Grove, director of OSHA's Tampa area office.
Family members can attend cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), food safety awareness and toy safety demonstrations. Free health screenings will also be available. Special activities are planned for children, including clowns and a magician during the noon hour, offering entertaining safety awareness presentations.
For more information, contact Charlene Vespi, program manager, University of South Florida SafetyFlorida at (866) 273-1105 or Joan Spencer, OSHA, at (813) 626-1177, ext. 3022.
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