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Session: United with the Community to Recognize Occupational Health and Safety Rights as Human Rights
3056.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
United with the Community to Recognize Occupational Health and Safety Rights as Human Rights
Immigrant workers constitute a significant proportion of the US workforce. In 2005, 14% of US workers were foreign-born of whom approximately 6.3 million were undocumented. The development of successful occupational safety and health surveillance and intervention programs for these workers must address issues of language, literacy, and culture as well as political and economic vulnerabilities and the more transient nature of many foreign born workers' employment. In order, to address these challenges, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in collaboration with the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences funded an RFA entitled Environmental Justice: Partnerships for Communication. This grant program is designed to develop new modes of communication and to ensure that the community actively participates with researchers and health care providers in developing responses and setting priorities for intervention strategies. Projects are committed to enhancing minority participation in research studies and to facilitating communication among researchers, community health care providers and community members. All of the 10 funded occupational safety and health projects use a community-based participatory research approach. This session will present the lessons learned from several of these projects with particular emphasis on issues of how to build productive partnerships between the community and researchers specifically examining questions of how to structure community/researcher partnership, how to effectively communicate with community members and how to evaluate the success and efficacy of the partnership. Presenters will include perspectives both from the researchers as well as the community partners.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session the participant will be able to: 1) recognize major safety and health concerns of low income immigrant workers 2) Identify major intervention strategies for identifying and addressing these health concerns 3) Understand how to sucessfully include community members in the design and implementation of these intervention programs.
Organizer(s):Sherry L. Baron, MD MPH
Moderator(s):Sherry L. Baron, MD MPH
8:30 AMUnited with the community to recognize occupational health and safety rights as human rights
Sherry L. Baron, MD MPH
8:36 AMPolicy change as a measure of success in environmental justice community partnerships concerning immigrant worker health  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sara A. Quandt, PhD, Joseph G. Grzywacz, PhD, Antonio Marín, MA, Mercedes Hernández-Pelletier, MPH, Tony Macias, BA, Lourdes Carrillo, BS, Thomas A. Arcury, PhD
8:50 AMCollaboration for better work environment for Brazilians in Massachusetts  [ Recorded presentation ]
C. Eduardo Siqueira, MD, ScD, Fausto Da Rocha
9:04 AMDay laborers united with the community  [ Recorded presentation ]
Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH, Jenny Chacon, MPH, Carolina Guzman, MPH, Anamaria Loya, JD, Karen Yu, MPH, REHS
9:18 AMStruggles and successes in El Proyecto Bienestar, a community based participatory research project for environmental and occupational health
Jennifer Crowe, MPH, Ricardo Garcia, BA, Eric Leber, PhD, Vickie Ybarra, RN, MPH, Maria Benavides, BA, James Birge, MD, Madelyn Carlson, Elizabeth Hom, BS, MPH(c), Julie Postma, RN, BSN, PhC, Julie Ricking, MD, Mary Salazar, PhD, Yolanda Anita Sanchez, BS, MS candidate, Guadalupe Sotelo, Sandy Wells, BSN, MSN, Matthew Keifer, MD, MPH
9:32 AMEnigma of hardwood floor finishing  [ Recorded presentation ]
Lenore S. Azaroff, ScD, Anne Hien Bui, Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, Davida Andelman
9:46 AMPromoting the Occupational Health of Indigenous Farmworkers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nargess Shadbeh, JD, Stephanie Farquhar, PhD, Julie Samples, JD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by:APHA-International Human Rights Committee; Labor Caucus; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Vietnam Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA