By Alice Kenny
Workers’ Memorial Day, observed every year since the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was established on April 28 1971, is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers.
To promote worker safety, Catholic Charities is offering a 10-hour OSHA Outreach Training Program for entry- level – this Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and May 4. Taught in English and Spanish, the course helps workers become knowledgeable about workplace hazards and contribute to our nation’s productivity.
The program provides training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. It also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.
- This Saturday, May 3 from 4 – 9:30 p.m. in the San Pedro Church basement, 91 Ludlow St, Yonkers, NY
- And this Sunday, May 4, from 12 – 5:30 p.m. in San Pedro School, 204 Hawthorne Ave., Yonkers, NY
Space is limited so reserve your seat now.
*This course is part of Catholic Charities’ ongoing involvement with Obreros Unidos of Yonkers. Catholic Charities educates this group of day laborers about employment rights and responsibilities. It provides assistance to prevent exploitation and workplace abuses including help with collecting unpaid wages. It assists with integrating workers into society. It provides local resources including access to healthcare, emergency food and identification cards. And it offers a meeting space along with English as a Second Language and computer classes to help immigrants with their goal of acclimating and contributing to their new homeland.
For more information call Janet Hernandez 917.579.9048 or Wilson Terrero 914-963-1730 x 227
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