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DOL summit seeks to bring workers ‘protections they deserve’


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Washington — In an effort to ensure all worker voices are heard and to foster employee inclusion, OSHA and a coalition of Department of Labor agencies will host the Workers’ Voice Summit Sept. 27-29.

“The purpose of this event is to lift workers’ voices, strengthen our relations with other organizations, identify trends and problems impacting workers, and develop a plan to address them,” OSHA administrator Doug Parker said. “We are working to make sure that every worker is fully included in this vision, so they know their rights and get the protections they deserve. This means that all workers’ voices are heard – by their employers and by every one of us concerned with safety and health.”

Taking place in person in Washington and virtually, the summit will feature various group sessions, as well as opportunities to engage with fellow workers, worker advocacy representatives, and staff from OSHA’s national and regional offices.

The event also seeks to “set priorities and develop a worker-focused plan for the coming year,” Parker said.

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