3056.0 Occupational Health Disparities Institute: Health and Safety for Latino/Hispanic Workers

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
This session focuses on the occupational health needs of Hispanic/Latino workers, in particular the occupational risks faced by immigrant Latino groups, socio-culturally appropriate approaches to the delivery of health and safety programs and the development of linguistically appropriate information.
Session Objectives: Learn about some of the factors associated with injuries among a group of Latino construction workers in Nevada. Learn about effective delivery of workplace safety information to Spanish speakers. Learn about the self-described occupational risks faced by Latino forest workers in the Pacific Northwest. Hear about a computer-based occupational noise training module being developed for Spanish speakers.

8:30 AM
SALUD: Safety Attitudes of Latinos Underlying Disparities
Nancy N. Menzel, PhD, RN and Antonio Gutierrez
8:45 AM
A Programmatic approach to providing safety and health training to Spanish-speaking workers
Luis Vazquez, MPH, Sharon D. Beard, MS, Deogracia Cornelio, MA, Donald Ellenberger, MS and Ted Outwater, BA
9:15 AM
Hearing loss prevention with Latino construction workers: Pilot of a tailored computer-based intervention
Madeleine J. Kerr, PhD, RN, Eve Halterman, MBA and Leslie Martel Baer, MA

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