New Mexico's work safety bureau is teaming up with the Consulate of Mexico and others to provide Spanish-speaking employees around the state with proper training to improve workplace safety.
A memorandum of understanding was signed Thursday in Albuquerque by New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn and Consul Mauricio Ibarra Ponce de Leon.
Flynn says the two-year agreement is the first of its kind and will provide opportunities that could potentially save lives.
The effort will provide workers with access to education and training resources in Spanish. The information will cover their rights in the workplace and the responsibility of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
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