FERNANDo TAPIA is LOSH's bilingual Health and Safety Educator within the WOSHTEP program.
Fernando is responsible for developing, mentoring and supporting our WOSH Specialists and Trainer networks, and for coordinating and facilitating training and other educational and outreach activities. Fernando brings 15 years of experience in labor, public health, mental health, and community and youth development. He is a skillful facilitator with significant background in leadership development and maintains strong connections with labor and community based organizations in southern California.
Previously, as a Senior Contract Enforcer for SEIU-United Service Workers West - “Justice for Janitors” he upheld workers’ rights to respect and dignity in their worksite by cultivating successful labor-management negotiations. Also of note is his 10-year commitment to community health and family self-sufficiency in Boyle Heights, while at El Centro de Ayuda, where he built partnerships among diverse community members to reach collective goals, and his role in support of effective outreach with UCLA community based research projects. As a personal and organizational priority, he will leverage his community relationships to promote high standards of collaboration between labor unions, small businesses, university and government agencies in order to advance health and safety in Southern California worksites.
To contact Fernando please call him at (310) 794-5971 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.