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To Get Help

If you have questions or concerns about your safety and health at work, you can contact a person or organization you trust. Your consulate may be able to help you because many Latin American countries have agreements with the U.S. Department of Labor to help immigrant workers. Other organizations, such as a local non-profit organization, a community clinic, or a legal aid organization, may also be able to help you find the information you need.

OSHA – U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

1-800-321-6742 – Your call is confidential

For information about your rights, your responsibilities and your employer’s responsibilities, and strategies for protecting yourself at work:

To file a complaint:

Your local or state Department of Labor office

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health

Additional Resources

Please visit the following links to find out more about risks for specific types of jobs and how to protect workers from those risks. Some of these links have scientific and statistical information about workers and workplace risks, as well as information about current scientific research. Resources that are available only in English are noted.

NIOSH En Espanol

Working Outdoors, Including Heat-related Illness

Storm, Flood, and Hurricane Response

Young Workers

OSHA webpage about temporary workers


English Only Resources

Occupational Health Disparities Research Program (English only)

NIOSH Data and Statistics Gateway (English only)

Personal Protective Equipment (English only)

Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing (English only)