About LOSH

LOSH Mission Statement of Beliefs

Our Mission

LOSH collaborates with workers, unions, community organizations, employers, academics, students, governmental representatives, and health professionals to improve health and safety conditions for workers in Southern California. Initiatives include health and safety training, education for low-income, minority, and immigrant workers, public advocacy, and participation in industry-wide research relating to policy issues in California.

About Us

We educate over one thousand workers annually in a region incorporating two-thirds of California's workforce. Our 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 utilizes established partnerships with labor nions, community groups, schools, local and state government agencies, and community health providers to develop and run programs. We also have a network of several hundred trained advocates – these include members of worksite health and safety committees, union stewards, community health promoters, and safety trainers.

In order to maximize impact with the resources available, the LOSH education and training model emphasizes a "train-the-trainer" approach, preparing workers to return to their workplaces to take leadership roles in health and safety efforts.

 

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LOSH Newsletters

LOSH publishes a semi-annual newsletter that provides updates on recent
activities and events.

Funding Sources

Affiliated Organizations