LOSH Winter 2013 Newsletter
Winter 2013 Newsletter-
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.
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.
Young Worker Leadership Academy
January 30-February 1, 2014
School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) Program
For further information contact Sarah Jacobs @ (310) 295-8273
(310) 794-6403 (fax)
10945 Le Conte Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90095