Being aware of occupational risks and rights is especially important for employees who are not proficient in English. To help educators of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) incorporate workplace safety and health issues into their curriculum, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) will present a workshop.
NYCOSH is a nonprofit organization committed to worker safety and health issues. It “conducts trainings to educate workers about the hazards they may face on the job, and the laws that protect them from on-the-job injuries and illnesses.”
NYCOSH views the ESOL class as the appropriate place for educators to help adult students learn about the different risks that they might encounter at work and the ways to minimize or avoid them. To that end, the workshop will present “a comprehensive ESOL curriculum that educators can use to introduce issues of workplace safety to students.”
The workshop takes place on Friday, Mar. 15, at the Consortium for Worker Education, 275 Seventh Avenue, Room 1640, from 1:45-4:45 p.m. Topics include:
- Health and safety rights, including worker compensation
- Hazards: identifying, reducing and controlling them
- Workplace culture: attitudes about safety
- Action: organizing around workplace safety issues
Contact Susan McQuade, Safety and Health Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-227-6440, ext. 12, for more information or to confirm attendance.