Thursday, November 6, 2014

CPWR Introduces Resources for Spanish Speakers

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Hispanic construction workers are at higher risk of fatal injury than their non-Hispanic counterparts. According the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), Hispanic workers in the U.S. construction industry make up more than 20% of the workforce and approximately one-third of those workers only speak Spanish. To help address this issue, CPWR has released a number of resources for Spanish speakers. Resources include hazard alert cards, three short safety videos, a Spanish-language Day Laborers' Health and Safety Workbook, an accompanying trainer's guide and much more.