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December 28, 2001
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NIOSH has added a new Spanish-language section to its Web site to serve the nation's growing Spanish-speaking population. The new section includes Spanish-language versions of several NIOSH workplace safety and health documents relevant to industries and occupations in which large numbers of Spanish-speaking workers are employed.

Accessed by clicking "NIOSH En Espanol" on the NIOSH Web site at www.cdc.gov/niosh, the section also describes in Spanish how workers and employers can contact NIOSH and access basic services, such as health hazard evaluations. It also provides links to other Spanish-language resources, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) En Espanol Web page.

"We know that many Spanish-speaking men and women are employed in jobs that involve tremendous physical demands and other factors that put them at increased risk of occupational injury and illness," said NIOSH Acting Director Kathleen M. Rest, Ph.D. "Through the new section on our Web site, we are pleased to offer information specifically designed to meet the needs of these workers, their employers and other job safety and health partners."

The number of Hispanic workers in the U.S. workforce is expected to increase by more than one-third over the next decade. Last year, fatal work injuries among Hispanic workers rose sharply while declining for non-Hispanic workers. This increase was led by a 24 percent jump in fatal injuries in construction among Hispanics, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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