In Houston this week, hundreds of workers and worker advocates gathered for the National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health & Safety sponsored by the Department of Labor and OSHA, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
Latinos are disproportionally represented in high-risk occupations: construction & farming being two. And while Latinos are no more accident-prone per se, in some industries your risk of serious injury or death is 50% higher if you’re Latino.
Latino USA went to the conference and talked with some of the workers about their working conditions.
Reporter Yasmeen Qureshi and producer Mincho Jacob also talked with some of the organizers of the conference — and asked about the search for solutions. Here’s Quereshi’s report:
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