Effective April 28–Workers Memorial Day–the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will step up enforcement of worker training requirements, especially for non-English speakers.

"OSHA will also assure that its Compliance Officers check and verify not only that the training has been provided, but that it was provided in a format that the workers being trained can understand,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in announcement the increased enforcement.

OSHA currently requires that training provisions under OSHA standards be provided in a language or a form workers can understand.

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