3144.0 Occupational Health Disparities Institute: Addressing Issues of Minority and Immigrant Workers

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
This session includes presentations from a variety of programs/projects that are attempting to address occupational health issues of ethnic minority and/or immigrant workers. From a broad view of unions' and community groups' approaches to reducing injuries among immigrant workers to a small group of community health centers working to protect a group identified to be at high risk for occupational lead poisoning, all these projects are working to reduce occupational exposures and outcomes among worker groups they have identified to be at increased risk.
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to recount job stress described by blue-collar Hispanic workers and the authors' recommendations for addressing these exposures. Participants will be able to describe some of the approaches currently being employed to address risk of injury to immigrant workers, particularly in the building and construction trades. Participants will be able to explain the role of two multi-ethnic workers' centers in organizing workers around health issues. Participants will be able describe the role of community health centers in monitoring lead-exposed immigrant house painters.

10:30 AM
Voices unheard: Job stress among Hispanic, female blue-collar workers in the United States
Mariela Edelmira Alarcon-Yohe, MPH and C. Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD
10:45 AM
Immigrant workers in construction
Suzanne Teran, MPH, Robin Baker, MPH, Jim Platner, PhD,CIH and Debra Chaplan

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Latino Caucus, Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services

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