4297.0 Occupational Health Disparities Institute: Farmworkers: Rights, Justice and Health

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
This session presents farmworkers' experiences from a variety of perspectives, focusing on helping farmworkers achieve their rights - as workers and as human beings. This set of presentations includes discussions of the reality of unequal worker protections for farmworkers, stress and quality of life issues that are related to being a farmworker, border issues, and also discussions of approaches to achieving better conditions for farmworkers - mobilizing workers themselves and considerations on training.
Session Objectives: Understand the Congressional process that excludes OSHA from enforcing occupational safety and health regulations on small farms Identify the relationship between community organizing and the occupational safety and health of Spanish speaking agricultural workers in California. Learn about the relationship of psychosocial stress and quality of life issues for farmworkers Recognize unique challenges to basic rights faced by farmworkers at the border, including effect of heightened law enforcement in the area

2:30 PM
Neglect in agricultural safety and health regulations: Separate and unequal
Yolanda Anita Sanchez, MS, MPA and Michael Silverstein, MD, MPH
2:45 PM
Mobilizing agricultural workers for social justice, health and safety
Roberto Garcia, BS, Pablo Rodriguez and Zoe Clayson, ScD
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
Farmworkers at US-Mexico Border: Challenges to human rights in a militarized environment
Deborah Jean McClelland, MLS, Kathryn Rodriguez, Floribella Redondo, Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, Georgina Garcia, Maia Ingram, MPH, Jill Guernsey De Zapien, Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, JD, MA, Scott Carvajal, PhD,MPH and Anna O'Leary, PhD

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Latino Caucus

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