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2015 Projects

Assess the impact of the new mandatory sick leave policy on restaurant workers in NYC

New York City

Megan McConnell & Gladys Palaguachi

The Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment (BCCHE) of Queens College

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Identify impact of staffing levels, including overtime worked, on occupational injury and illness patterns in acute care hospitals in NYC

New York City

Thomas Cordon & Cristina Echeverria

SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (UHE)

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Investigate safety and health-related issues that airline service workers experience in their workplace environment at the San Francisco International Airport

SF Bay Area

Yvette Ramirez & Becky Tse

SEIU-USWW Airport Workers

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Investigate heat illness prevention among Laborer’s Union members

SF Bay Area

Mara Ortenburger & Aillen Zazueta-Bella

Laborer's Union Local 67

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Determine use of and access to paid sick days, and subsequent effects on occupational health and safety/workplace hazards

SF Bay Area

Anika Larson & Ornella Leukou Nzoutchoum

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)

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Evaluate the impact of nail salon owners and workers who have participated in the Nails Salon Collaborative to determine the benefits of working in a healthy nail salon

SF Bay Area

Tai Hoang & Lien Nguyen

Nail Salon Collaborative

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Investigate sleep quality and H&S hazards of Pilipino home health aides while working in clients' homes

Los Angeles

Citadel Cabasag & Rita Phetmixay

Pilipino Workers Center (PWC)

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Identify “best practices” for implementing new H&S standards in healthcare and use findings to develop new curricula on Cal/OSHA’s new workplace violence prevention standard

Los Angeles

Maria Camacho & Kareem Elzein

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 121RN

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Incorporate occupational health into care provision in community health centers

Los Angeles

Josefina Flores & Sarah Jane Smith

St. John’s Well Child and Family Center

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Investigate musculoskeletal disorders and other H&S concerns among hotel housekeepers and other staff

Orange County

Julio Mora & Julissa Plascencia

UNITE HERE Local 11

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Assess the working conditions of street food vendors in the City Heights area of SD

San Diego

Bryan FitzGerald & Karen Munoz

The Employee Rights Center (ERC)

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Investigate occupational H&S issues and hazards facing immigrant and temporary agency workers

Boston

Carol Ochoa & Maia Rodriguez-Semp

Boston Workers Center/MassCOSH

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Investigate the labor and workplace conditions of Latino immigrant shipyard workers in Southeast Louisiana

New Orleans

Adam Kline & Dawn Surratt

New Orleans Workers’ Center, National Guestworker Alliance

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Investigate hazards of temporary, low wage work in manufacturing and warehouse settings

Chicago

Tessa Bonney & Samara Rivers

The Chicago Workers’ Collaborative (CWC), Warehouse Workers for Justice

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Examine the different challenges of workplace H&S issues among immigrant workers in dairy agriculture

Marshfield, WI

Elizabeth Steiner & Katherine Zielke

National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC)

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