PROTECT YOURSELF AT WORK
On this page are Protect Yourself at Work brochures and posters. These materials can help workers think about safety and health risks they might find at their workplace. They also provide suggestions for how workers can work together with coworkers, employers, and organizations in their communities to make their workplace safer and healthier. These materials, in addition to videos, are also available in Spanish.
This Protect Yourself at Work series of brochures can raise workers’ awareness of their rights and responsibilities for safety and health in the workplace. They also suggest strategies workers can use to promote changes in the workplace if they identify a hazard or unsafe condition. These strategies include things individual workers can do on their own as well as ways to involve employers, coworkers, and communities to improve workplace safety and health.
The Protect Yourself at Work posters below can be used in community settings, clinics, and elsewhere to raise awareness among workers about workplace safety and health, and to encourage them to ask for help if they have a concern.
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Moving research into practice
Mexican immigrants suffer from a large number of work-related injuries and deaths given their share of the workforce. Structural factors can increase the risk of these injuries. Occupational safety and health organizations can strengthen community partnerships, develop appropriate interventions, and better speak to the types of workplace environments that can help reduce these elevated injury rates. NIOSH researchers partnered with the Mexican consulate network in the US to assess the impact of various OSH educational materials on Mexicans who were already visiting their consulate to seek an array of services. The following materials were then developed, tested and distributed through the “Ventanillas de Salud” health program within the Mexican consulates. These materials raise awareness about potential OSH issues Spanish-speaking immigrant workers may be facing on the job and encourage them to seek assistance and additional resources directly from their consulates. As a result of the partnership with NIOSH, the “Ventanillas de Salud” program has integrated occupational safety and health as a core topic of their health promotion programming.
Mexican Consulate Brochures
Mexican Consulate Posters
Mexican Consulate Videos
These materials were created as part of NIOSH’s mission to conduct research and determine effective ways of delivering occupational safety and health information to workers in the U.S.