Hispanic workers more likely to be injured on the job

The focus of the annual workplace health and safety fair held on June 23, 2006 was on Latino Workplace Safety. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) chose Rochester as the first city in New York State to bring this message to the public.

The fair also addressed a less-known disparity

…that Hispanic workers are more likely to get injured or killed on the job than any other group of employees. That’s particularly true among construction workers.

Although many factors are responsible for this on-going tragedy, language barriers and limited literacy is a significant contributor.

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