4309.0 The Occupational Health Internship Program [OHIP] Students Presentations

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM
The Occupational Health Internship Program, OHIP, will be presenting a panel of students from its sixth summer of projects with unions and worker centers. Students spend eight weeks during the summer researching and assisting on issues identified by the workers. A majority of the past projects have focused on the low-wage, immigrant, and minority workforce; our student interns often come from same background, bringing language and cultural skills as well as occupational health expertise. Up to four students will present, representing projects based on both the west and east coasts.
Session Objectives: * Explain the goal of student-worker collaborative research to address workplace hazards, * Describe how participatory research projects can help motivate public health students to enter the field of occupational safety and health, * Describe the benefits of pairing students and workers who share a common language or culture to work together to address workplace hazards.
Robert Harrison, MD, MPH and Gail Bateson, MS

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Exploring Worksite Hazards through Student-Worker Partnerships
Gail Bateson, MS, Robert Harrison, MD, MPH, Linda Delp, PhD and Diane Bush, MPH

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

Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: APHA-Student Assembly