Post Tagged with: "OSHA"

Day Laborers must take safety course OSHA 10 or their employers will be fined. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Deadline Arrives for Day Laborers to Get Safety Training

Immigration, Labor, New York February 28, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Starting on March 1, employers or construction companies will be fined if they hire workers – including day laborers – who have not passed an OSHA safety training course, Queens Latino reports.

Workers at a construction site in New York (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Seeks to Halt Hispanic Construction Worker Deaths

Labor, Latino, New York October 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm

The Manhattan district attorney has launched a campaign to crack down on fake OSHA cards, which may be behind the death of many Hispanic construction workers, and exchange them for free safety training hours, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City, Mexican Consulate Team Up to Prevent Worker Abuse

City, Mexican Consulate Team Up to Prevent Worker Abuse

Business, Labor, Latino, Mexican, New York August 31, 2015 at 6:19 pm

The Mexican Consulate and OSHA have created an alliance to prevent abuse of Mexican laborers in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.

Construction workers in Manhattan, where 74 percent of fatal falls involve Latino and/or immigrant workers, 13 percent less than Brooklyn and 14 percent less than Queens. (Photo by Tinnytintin, Creative Commons license)

Immigrants Majority of Construction Site Deaths

Immigration, Labor, Latino November 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Amsterdam News reports that 74 percent of fatal falls on construction sites in the city involve a Latino and/or immigrant worker – with even higher percentages in Queens and Brooklyn, according to a recent study.

Photo by Skyler Reid

Special Report: Employers Turn Their Backs on Undocumented Workers Injured on the Job

In N.Y. and 27 other states, undocumented workers are entitled to workers’ compensation but many immigrants are unaware of these protections and are reluctant to confront their employers when they are injured on the job. They fear their bosses will fire them or worse, rat them out to immigration authorities.

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