TEEX, OSHA Training Institute First to Offer Construction Safety Classes in SpanishAbstract:
The statistics reveal the problem. Hispanic workers suffer four out of every five injuries on the job, according to the Texas Workers Compensation Commission. More than half of work-related fatalities in Texas occur among Spanish-speaking workers.
TEEX’s OSHA Training Institute Southwest Education Center is working to change these statistics. The center, which covers Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico, offered the nation’s first Spanish-based Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry (OSHA 500) in Austin on April 30.