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Photo Gallery: OSHA Hispanic/Latino Workforce Outreach Conference
(February 1, 2011)
OSHA’s Region IX Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Jose Benavides, addresses participants at the beginning of the Latino Workforce Outreach and Education Conference held in Oakland, Calif., on Feb 1, 2011.
Participants at the conference included representatives from community organizations, organized labor, the faith-based community, educators, consulates, employer associations and others.
OSHA’s region IX event featured several informational booths, like this one.
The event in Oakland, Calif. received substantial media coverage. Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for OSHA’s region IX Jose Benavides is shown here while being interviewed by Univision’s KDTV Channel 14 reporter Beatriz Ferrari. Interviews were also conducted on site to reporters from National Public Radio, Telemundo and Cal/OSHA Reporter, among others. On the background, a group of workers watch and listen.
Jose Benavides talks to a reporter from a Spanish-language television channel in the San Francisco/Bay Area during a conference break.
Attendees listen to OSHA’s Region IX Assistant Regional Administrator, Steve Zinc.
The one-day event was organized in cooperation federal OSHA’s Region IX counterpart state agency, the California Department of Industrial Relations' Cal/OSHA. Vicky Heza, Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Project Manager, talks to participants during one of the afternoon sessions.
Attendees compare notes during the course of a workshop.
The event featured several workshops. Participants and presenters networked to strengthen education and outreach efforts on safety, health and worker rights geared towards the Hispanic/Latino workforce.
A view of a session in progress during OSHA’s Region IX outreach and education event in Oakland, Calif.
OSHA’s Region IX Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Jose Benavides talks to Telemundo’s KSTS Channel 48 reporter Pilar Nino outside the Ronald Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Calif.
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