Newsletter 2014Newsletter - highlights of 2014


Safe Jobs Flyer

Marlom Portillo, Executive Director of IDEPSCA, has been honored with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award. LOSH and IDEPSCA have partnered for the past decade, building capacity among immigrant workers to help ensure safe and healthy working conditions for ALL workers. Congratulations Marlom!

The LOSH Minority Worker Training Program is highlighted in the "Focus on Worker Heatlh and Safety Training" report from the 2012 Good Jobs Green Jobs regional conferences.
Click here to view.

LOSH staff Kevin Riley, Linda Delp, Deogracia Cornelio and Sarah Jacobs recently published article in the journal New Solutions describes worker training efforts in Southern California. The article focuses on training created and carried out (much of it by LOSH) for the California Heat Illness Prevention Campaign. Click here to view the article.

Heat safety is your right! Learn about California's Heat Illness Prevention Campaign.

SoCalCOSH and Worksafe released the 4th annual "Dying at Work in California" report. It provides the latest estimates of deaths, injuries and illnesses in the workplace during 2013, and profiles the people affected and the enormous impact these events have on the people of California.




LOSH home page image: safety training in hazmat suits

Founded in 1978, LOSH is a nationally recognized center promoting safe workplaces through teaching and education, research, and policy advocacy. LOSH collaborates with workers, unions, community organizations, employers, academics, students, governmental representatives, and health professionals. Initiatives include health and safety training and education for low-income, minority, immigrant and young workers; public advocacy; and participation in industry-wide research relating to occupational and environmental health policy issues in California.

Over one thousand workers receive training annually in a region incorporating two-thirds of California's workforce. LOSH staff includes a multi-ethnic, bilingual group of professionals with backgrounds in public health, participatory adult education, curriculum development, social work, public policy, and quantitative and qualitative research methods.

LOSH is a subunit of UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) and the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) interns Esmeralda Ponce and Teni Adewumi display educational materials as part of the Black Woman for Wellness Project.

OHIP Interns-BWW Project

2014 Occupational Health Intership Program (OHIP) interns and staff at the June 17-19 National Orientation held at UCLA.

OHIP 2014


Hazardous Waste or
Emergency Response
40-Hour Course
Training Schedule

June 23-27, 2014
August 18-22, 2014 CLOSED
October 20-24, 2014
January 26-30, 2015CANCELLED
March 16-20, 2015
May 11-15, 2015
July 13-17, 2015

Hazardous Waste or
Emergency Response
8-Hour Annual Refresher
Training Schedule

July 24, 2014
September 18, 2014
November 20, 2014
February 19, 2015
April 23, 2015
June 25, 2015

WOSH 24-Hour Specilist Training

LATTC 24-Hour Training
April 2015
LATTC April 2015

Young Worker Leadership Academy
January 29-31, 2015
Berkeley, CA

School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) Program

For further information contact Sarah Jacobs @ (310) 295-8273

Donate to the LOSH Program
(310) 794-5964
(310) 794-6403 (fax)

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Suite 2107
Box 951478
Los Angeles, CA 90095