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Worksafe offers free training to legal aid attorneys, unions, and other advocates for low-wage and vulnerable workers. We are a State Bar certified provider of California MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education) credit. We are also able to create trainings tailored to your team's specific needs. Request a free training today.

Summer 2020 Workshop Series


Worksafe is offering seven FREE workshops on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the age of COVID-19. These online workshops will cover a range of urgent issues facing low-wage, immigrant, and workers of color. Join us for lunch, each Thursday from July 9 to August 20, to grow your knowledge of crucial OSH concepts and protections for vulnerable workers. See details below or download our training flyer

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The workshops present info and skills useful for workers, worker leaders, advocates, and attorneys. All are welcome; no law degree is required.

Our speakers are experts in occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation, disability rights, and other employment rights. Hear from Worksafe, Legal Aid at Work, Ford & Wallach, the Center for Workers’ Rights, and the Alexander Community Law Center.
Credit & Materials
MCLE credit is available pending California State Bar approval. Participants who attend all workshops will receive a total of 8.0 MCLE credits that meet the General Education requirement. Participants will receive a PDF of all slides from the series, plus additional source materials. All webinars will be recorded and available at a future date.

Day & Time (PT) Title Description
July 9th, 12p - 1p Intro to Worker Safety & Health in the COVID-19 Era (1.0 MCLE) An overview of occupational safety and health (OSH) fundamentals with a focus on hazards related to COVID-19.
July 16th, 12p - 1p Legal Advocacy for Safety & Health Part 1 Spotting OSH issues and conducting a worker-centered intake during COVID. We will offer tools such as body and hazard mapping
July 23rd, 12p - 1p Legal Advocacy for Safety & Health Part 2 Strategizing with workers and engaging state agencies. Includes an overview of key standards and how to write and file a complaint with Cal/OSHA.
July 30th, 12p - 1p Must-Know Worker Safety & Health Standards Related to COVID-19 Learn about the OSH standards that apply to protecting workers from COVID hazards, like the Aerosol Transmissible Diseases and IIPP Standards.
August 6th, 12p - 1p California Summer: Heat, Smoke, and Workers’ Rights Get ready for summer hazards by learning about workplace rights related to heat and wildfire smoke exposure.
August 13th, 12p - 1p Disability Rights, Workers’ Compensation & COVID-19 Learn how accessibility, reasonable accommodation, and workers’ compensation are impacted by COVID-19. With Alexis Alvarez (Legal Aid at Work) and Cheryl Wallach (Ford & Wallach).
August 20th, 12p - 1p Rights & Recourse for Workers During COVID Unemployment insurance, Paid Sick Leave, the Right to Refuse, and Retaliation protections. With Katie Wutchiett (Legal Aid at Work), Daniela Urban (Center for Workers’ Rights), and Ruth Silver-Taube (Alexander Community Law Center).