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CPWR translates safety materials into Spanish


Silver Spring, MD – The Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR) is now offering several of its resources in Spanish.

The Spanish-language hazards alert cards address topics such as silica, trenches and aerial lifts.

In addition, three animated videos chronicle true stories about a fatal trench collapse, a ladder fall and an electrocution, as well as provide guidance on how to prevent similar incidents.

Other training materials – including “The Day Laborers’ Health and Safety Workbook” and the “Trainer’s Companion Guide” – and resources for a four-hour hazard communication course – also are available.

More than 2 million Latinos work in the U.S. construction industry, CPWR notes in a press release. Fatal work injuries among Hispanic or Latino workers rose 7 percent between 2012 and 2013, according to preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.