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2014 Projects

Document the prevalence of health and safety hazards and work-related injuries of NYC car wash workers

New York City

Christopher Hasslinger & Carli Richie-Zavaleta

Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU)/UFCW

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Examine the impact of Hurricane Sandy on occupational injury and illness patterns in healthcare facilities in NY

New York City

Haley Stevens & Grace Barlet

SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (UHE)

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Prepare short videos demonstrating a new method for reducing hand vibration, hand force, and silica exposure during drilling

SF Bay Area

Adam Moskowitz & Gabriel Fregoso

OHB-CDPH and the University of CA Ergonomics Program & Laborer’s and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

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Improve worker health and safety through safer alternatives to toxic paint removers

SF Bay Area

Erika Meza & Jeremy Sosman

Occupational Health Branch (OHB), California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

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Investigate health and safety issues in the food processing industry

SF Bay Area

Sivan Sadeh-Feria & Anna Cibils

Working Partnerships USA and International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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Investigate health and safety issues for transit workers (urban bus drivers)

SF Bay Area

Michelle Gonzalez & Elana Kessler

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 192

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Examine chemicals of concern in black hair products at hair salons in South LA

Los Angeles

Teni Adewumi & Esmeralda Ponce

Black Women for Wellness

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Evaluate the impact of the Santa Monica Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program on participating nail salons

Los Angeles

Jennifer Giang & Dung Nguyen

California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

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Investigate sleep quality and health and safety hazards of Pilipino home health aides while working in clients’ homes

Los Angeles

Katie Wang & Regem Corpuz

Filipino Worker Center

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Investigate injuries among registered nurses at hospital facilities in Southern California

Los Angeles

Callum James & Rebecca Rich

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 121RN

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Develop health and safety training curriculum to be included in a new workforce development program for carwash workers

Los Angeles

Paul Camarena & Claudia Pacheco

CLEAN Carwash Campaign

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Investigate health and safety hazards facing members in the Department of Public Works units and assist in building a union safety council with member reps from DPW units

Boston

Kimberly Sawyer & Rossmary Marquez

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 888

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Assess the working conditions of street food vendors in the City Heights area of San Diego, CA

San Diego

Karen Calderon & Jessica Vu

The Employee Rights Center (ERC)

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Expand the health and safety capacity for contingent workers (day laborers) and their employers to create healthy and safe work environments and avoid illness and injury

Denver

Jeffrey Vredenburg & Melissa Bowman

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment & Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores (El Centro)

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Investigate hazards in light manufacturing: Impact on Latino temp workers

Chicago

Laura Campbell & Maria De La Luz Patino

The Chicago Workers’ Collaborative (CWC)

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Examine the different challenges of workplace health and safety issues among immigrant workers in dairy agriculture

Marshfield, WI

Ivanna Pereyra & Taylor Arnold

National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC)

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Investigate injuries and working conditions among nursing assistants in Minnesota

St. Paul, MN

Jessica Bianchi & Yuan Shao

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) Research and Statistics unit

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