2016 Projects

New York City

Working with immigrant Latino day laborer worker centers to improve the effectiveness of peer OSH training

Students:

Abbey Sussell & Rossana Coto-Batres

Hosts:

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

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Metro DC Area

Development of a comparative health and safety survey for private and public transit workers

Students:

Brianna Singleton & Russell Bateman

Hosts:

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), DC Area Locals

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SF Bay Area

Short video and job hazard analysis: The hazards of working with a jackleg drill in mining and tunneling

Students:

Paige de Rosa & Catherine Alfaro

Hosts:

UC Ergonomics Program, California Department of Public Health Occupational Health Branch (CDPH-OHB)

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SF Bay Area

Improving working conditions for Latino forest workers in Southern Oregon: Evaluating educational interventions in the community

Students:

Areli Caro & Selena Guerrero

Hosts:

National Forest Worker Center (NFWC)

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SF Bay Area

Assess workplace experiences of retail employees and educate them about their rights in the workplace

Students:

Michelle Chang & Rocelyn de Leon

Hosts:

Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)

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Tulsa, OK

Work experiences and satisfaction among Latino adolescent farmworkers

Students:

Leigha Vilen & Rebecca Leibowitz

Hosts:

Center for Family Resilience (CFR) at Oklahoma State University

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Lincoln, NE

Examining musculoskeletal injuries and other health and safety risks among meatpacking workers

Students:

Roger Gonzales & Zahra Jabbarani Torghabeh

Hosts:

Nebraska Appleseed

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Los Angeles

Assess workplace exposures and health concerns among hair stylists, salon owners and cosmetology students

Students:

Anna Cofie & Katie Lifanda

Hosts:

Black Women for Wellness Healthy Hair Initiative

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Los Angeles

Documenting the injury experiences of day laborers in Southern California

Students:

Maria R. Carr & Ernesto Garcia

Hosts:

National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)

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Boston

Occupational safety and health issues of hotel housekeeping workers

Students:

Victor Arechiga & Mishka Moncrieffe

Hosts:

UNITE-HERE Local 26

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New Orleans

Labor conditions of seafood workers in Louisiana

Students:

Michelle Hathaway & Mayra Vasquez-Garcia

Hosts:

New Orleans Workers’ Center, National Guestworker Alliance

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Chicago

Investigating employer safety practices in temporary, low wage work

Students:

Patricia Maina & Karriem Allah

Hosts:

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

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