3350.0 Occupational Health Disparities Institute: Focus on Hispanic Workers

Monday, November 5, 2007: 2:30 PM
This session will present new data about the California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program which takes a close look at Hispanic fatalities. The session will additionally discuss the medical costs and sources of payment for work-related injuries among Hispanic construction workers. Lastly, this session will discuss the occupational health needs of vulnerable populations, including Hispanic hotel housekeepers.
Session Objectives: 1. List the industries and occupations that had the most occupational fatalities for foreign-born Hispanic workers 2. Provide health and health services information on Hispanic construction workers 3. Identify demographic characteristics associated with increased risk of workplace injury in hotels

2:30 PM
3:10 PM
Hispanic hotel housekeeper injuries: A labor union and university collaborate to address the occupational health needs of a vulnerable worker population
Susan N. Buchanan, MD, MPH, Pamela Vossenas, MPH, John Halpin, MD, MPH, Peter Orris, MD, MPH, Joan Moriarty, MS and Eric Frumin, MA

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing