2017 Projects

Washington, DC Area

Hazard characterization in IBT-represented trucking and rail sectors

Students:

Esther Epps & Aashay Patel

Hosts:

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

SF Bay Area

Determine the effectiveness and usability of personal devices for the prevention of low back injuries

Students:

Jose “Gus” Arroyo & Patton Nguyen

Hosts:

UCSF/UCB Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training Program, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Occupational Health Branch (OHB)

SF Bay Area

Health and safety training for pre-apprenticeship students in the construction trades

Students:

Sharit Cardena Lopez & Cataria Davis

Hosts:

Cypress Mandela Training Center (CMTC), International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC), & Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)

Cheyenne, WY

Investigating the health and safety experience of truck drivers in Wyoming

Students:

Nader Hashweh & Amanda Gallear

Hosts:

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Los Angeles

Examine health and safety conditions among workers at ethnic grocery markets in Southern California

Students:

Lawrence Lan & Andrea Vidaurre

Hosts:

United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW)

Los Angeles

Document injury experiences of domestic workers in California and their eligibility for workers’ compensation

Students:

Veronica Ponce de Leon & Reuben John “RJ” Ronquillo

Hosts:

California Domestic Worker Coalition

New Orleans

Gender-based workplace violence and employer retaliation against seafood workers in Louisiana

Students:

Nathan Yoguez & Carolina Morales

Hosts:

National Guestworker Alliance

Chicago

Investigating gender violence in temporary, low wage work

Students:

Esmeralda Melgoza

Hosts:

The Chicago Workers’ Collaborative (CWC)

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