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The Right to Understand: Linking Literacy to Health and Safety Training

Almost half of all American adults—90 million—struggle with basic reading, math, and reasoning skills. For example, many workers cannot understand the information in a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), a key source of information about chemical hazards on the job. PURPOSES Introduce health and safety trainers to the experiences and training needs of workers with limited literacy skills. Provide trainers with tools and practical...

Doing Too Much, Too Fast – How Workload Impacts Janitors’ Health and Safety

Download the report: “Doing Too Much, Too Fast – How Workload Impacts Janitors’ Health and Safety” “You go around racing to do the work because we have a set time, and we need to run and run and run, and sometimes, because of this, accidents happen.  I think that is a huge concern that we all have as janitors.” Janitors described changes in the...

LOHP Project List

LOHP Project List 2016-2017 NEW PROJECTS/AREAS OF WORK: Aerosolized Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard Trainings on the Cal/OSHA ATD standard for health care workers, with SEIU Nurses Alliance and the Coalition of Kaiser Unions   Climate Change Curriculum for Unions Two-hour curriculum and Train-the-Trainer for organizers to engage union leaders and rank and file members in efforts to address climate change, with UCB Labor Center...

2011 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign

June 2011 Cal/OSHA is once again launching a multi-faceted approach to protecting California’s outdoor workers from heat illness that includes a combination of media, education, outreach and enforcement efforts. To help extend this effort throughout communities in the state, we are seeking the support of local organizations that can help reach workers and employers. Last year, organizations like yours helped us reach thousands of workers...

Guide to Creating a Safe Workplace for Small Businesses

What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know about to Create a Safe Workplace WHAT EVERY SMALL BUSINESS OWNER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT TO CREATE A SAFE WORKPLACE GETTING STARTED LAWS Setting Up Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program Identify the Problems Develop Solutions Training that Involves Employees If You Hire Employees Under Age 18 What Worker Safety Laws Apply to Me? Injury and...

Workers’ Compensation Guidebook

3rd Edition, 2006, in English and Spanish. LOHP has released the third edition of Workers’ Compensation in California: A Guidebook for Injured Workersin both English and Spanish. The guidebook gives an overview of the California Workers’ Compensation system as of November 2006. It is meant to help workers with job injuries understand their basic legal rights, the steps to take to request workers’ compensation benefits,...

About LOHP

About LOHP Our Mission LOHP’s mission is to promote safe, healthy, and just workplaces and build the capacity of workers and worker organizations to take action for improved working conditions. We are a university-based public health program and we accomplish our mission by: Providing training and developing materials to effectively engage workers and their representatives in advocating for better working conditions Conducting research to...