The Safety Professionals & the Latino Workforce (SPALW) common interest group addresses the increase in incidents among the Latino workforce due to misunderstanding of cultural gaps, communication barriers and inappropriate safety training. SPALW provides one-on-one support through mentoring in both English and Spanish and embraces our nation's richness and ethnic diversity and to address issues of safety and cultural diversity, language, customs and traditions among different ethnic groups.


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Iniciativa para Proteger a los Trabajadores Temporales
“Empleadores deben tratar a sus trabajadores temporales como tratan a los trabajadores permanentes. Agencias reclutadoras y empleadores comparten el control sobre el empleado, y así ambos son responsables para la seguridad y salud del empleado. Es esencial que ambos empleadores cumplan con todos los requisitos pertinentes de la OSHA."


Volunteer Advisory Committee
Administrator: Alejandro Ruiz
Assistant Administrator: Carolina Modesto
Content Coordinator: Diana Cortez
Secretary: Jorge Otalora
Membership Chair: OPEN
Awards & Honors Chair: Jose Perez
Professional Development Chair: Page Warde
Body of Knowledge Chair: Yesenia Romani
Website/Social Media Chair: Jose Perez

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The Foundation is the charitable arm of ASSE, focusing on educational programs that advance the profession we serve, developing tomorrow’s safety leaders, and supporting research to expand the knowledge of the safety community. If Safety Matters to you please contribute to the SPALW professional education grant. Donate today and note SPALW Grant in the other field.

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