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Region 7 News Release: OSHA 08-803-KAN
June 17, 2008
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
Phone: 303-844-1302


U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Cafe Con Leche Health and Safety Outreach Committee
Goal is to provide safety and health outreach to Spanish speaking employees

WICHITA, Kan. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Caf Con Leche Health and Safety Outreach Committee have formed an alliance to facilitate safety and health outreach to Spanish speaking employees in the Wichita area. The alliance will focus on outreach and training for non-English speaking employees and youth with the goal of reducing construction and general industry workplace hazards.

"This agreement provides an opportunity for OSHA and the committee to have a positive impact on safety and health for Hispanic employees and their families," said Charles E. Adkins, OSHA's regional administrator in Kansas City, Mo. "We worked with the committee last year to hold a very successful Hispanic Safety and Health Fair. As we formalize our relationship through this alliance, OSHA looks forward to even greater success in reducing injuries, illnesses and fatalities among Hispanic employees."

For the past eight years, the Caf Con Leche committee has provided valuable health information on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment to the Hispanic community in Wichita.

OSHA safety and health alliances are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the safety and health of employees through cooperative partnerships with trade associations, labor organizations, employers and g