Updates from the Leading Association for the Cleaning Industry Worldwide
Rudolph Giuliani 2006 Keynote Speaker
Rudolph W. Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, NY, and best-selling author of the book Leadership, will present the keynote address at ISSA/INTERCLEAN® USA 2006, October 4-7, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.Giuliani will discuss Principles of Leadership, at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, October 5. He will recount the lessons he has gleaned from more than 30 years in public service and management rules, and how he drew on that experience to provide leadership during one of the most defining moments in modern U.S. history. Keynote entry is included with your trade show badge. Visit www.issa.com to find out more.
Boost Your Facility’s Success
Listen to Jim Collins, best-selling author of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... And Others Don’t, give cleaning industry specific advice! Collins packed the house at ISSA/INTERCLEAN® USA 2005, when 4,000 attendees gathered to hear him speak. If you want to review what you heard or catch what you missed, you can order the DVD/VHS. ISSA also has copies of Good to Great available. To place your order, contact the ISSA at 800-225-4772 or email@example.com.
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OSHA Offers Employers Health & Safety Resources in Spanish
Employers with a Spanish-speaking workforce can now take advantage of the numerous Spanish-language compliance assistance resources the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made available to help reduce the incidence of workplace injuries and illnesses among Hispanic workers.
Hispanic workers continue to be disproportionately injured and killed on the job. In 2003, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 791 Hispanic workers were killed on the job, accounting for 14 percent of the 5,559 total deaths that occurred in the United States. The 791 deaths represented a fatality rate 13 percent higher than the rate for all workers.
OSHA has made workplace safety a priority and is committed to identifying ways to improve the safety and health of immigrant and other hard-to-reach workers. OSHA has also developed numerous Spanish-language compliance assistance tools and resources designed to assist employers and workers with their Hispanic outreach activities including safety cards, booklets, posters, electronic compliance assistance tools, training and various cooperative programs.
Employers who need help reaching out to their Spanish-speaking employees can turn to OSHA for assistance. For example, OSHA’s Web site offers numerous Spanish-language compliance assistance tools and resources including:
• The Hispanic Employers and Workers Compliance Assistance Web Page, which identifies Spanish-language compliance assistance resources available from OSHA, as well as other federal agencies and non-governmental organizations.
• The Hispanic Outreach Module of the Compliance Assistance Quick Start, which helps the employer identify OSHA Spanish-language resources, details how employers can work cooperatively with OSHA and provides a list of whom they can contact for additional information.
• OSHA Developed Nine English-to-Spanish/Spanish-to-English Dictionaries that consist of over 2,000 general OSHA, general industry and construction industry terms.
In addition, OSHA has made available Spanish-language materials for employers to distribute to their Hispanic workers. Examples of Spanish-language publications available from OSHA include:
• All About OSHA
• Heat Stress Card
• Cold Stress Card
• Fact Sheets on various topics including personal protective equipment, preventing falls, lockout/tagout, and workplace violence.
OSHA, through cooperation with state agencies, also offers multiple Spanish-language training options to help Hispanic employers and employees improve their knowledge of safe and healthful work practices. For example, the Oregon State Plan PESO Training Program has various Spanish-language modules on different topics, including hazard communication and manual material handling.
Employers also may contact OSHA’s Hispanic/English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Coordinators who assist small businesses with outreach, education, and training to Spanish-speaking workers. The coordinators are available for Hispanic-related seminars, workshops and speaking events.
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