2019 Projects

Washington, DC Area

Injuries and hazards faced by public sector workers in beverage retail stores and warehouses in Montgomery County, MD

Students:

Josie Gauthier & Madeline Kramer

Hosts:

United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1994

Philadelphia

Our bodies matter: job hazards and pain reported by women housekeepers in the Philadelphia hotel industry

Students:

Chelsi Defoe & Lillian Hunter

Hosts:

UNITE HERE!, Local 274

New York City

Curriculum development for a safer cleaning awareness program for immigrant Latinx domestic cleaners

Students:

Jasmine Olivera & Gloria Perez

Hosts:

Make the Road New York and National Domestic Workers Alliance

Hartford, CT

Investigation of violence and assaults on transit workers

Students:

Julia Doncaster & Nina Franzen

Hosts:

Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 425

Boston

Development of a comparative health and safety survey for public employees

Students:

Eleanor Prickett-Morgan & Sheba Saji

Hosts:

Service Employees International Union, Local 888

Paducah, KY

Investigation of USW members’ exposure to lead and other hazardous substances at Paducah DOE facilities

Students:

Inga Furuness & Janelle Nystrom

Hosts:

United Steel Workers, Local 8-550

Cincinnati

Discussion of the concerns to potential occupational opioid exposure among workers employed at a Veteran Affairs health center

Students:

Yared Melesse & Liana Dixon

Hosts:

American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2031 and ICWUC

Chicago

Investigation of fast food industry hazards in Chicago

Students:

Esther Bier & Inez Dufresne

Hosts:

The Fight for 15

SF Bay Area

Prevention of Valley Fever in construction workers

Students:

Savannah Hunter & Ricardo Ramirez

Hosts:

State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

SF Bay Area

Investigation and prevention strategies of health and safety issues that day laborers face while waiting on location to be hired

Students:

Rubi Ramirez & Mariana Castro

Hosts:

Street Level Health Project

Las Vegas

Hazard assessment in the casino hotel industry

Students:

Sharee Lopez & Janet Herrera

Hosts:

Culinary Workers Union, Local 226

Los Angeles

Determining electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) wave exposures among set lighting technicians on television and motion picture sets

Students:

Eric Tu & Gabriel Lozano

Hosts:

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 728

Los Angeles

Investigation of health and safety concerns in the cannabis industry

Students:

Rosario Majano & Mason Wolf

Hosts:

United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 770

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