Language Barrier Kills Workers, OSHA Says

Orlando, Fla.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is finding that workplace deaths are on the increase among Hispanics because of language difficulties, a federal official said.

R. Davis Layne, deputy assistant secretary of labor for OSHA, made the remarks during the opening of the Workers Compensation Educational Conference, presented by the Florida Workers Compensation Institute in conjunction with The National Underwriter Company, parent of this magazine.

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