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NIOSH health hazard evaluations as a means of reducing Hispanic workers injuries and illnesses.

Authors
Rodriguez-M
Source
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, May 21-26, 2005, Anaheim, California. Fairfax, VA: American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2005 May; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20027106
Abstract
The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics continue to show a disproportionately high number of fatalities among Latino workers. While Latinos make up 11% of the workforce in the United States, they accounted for 15% of workplace fatalities in 2002. The number of Latinos in the workforce is projected to continue on an upward trend, increasing by one-third over the next 10 years. These statistics suggest health and safety professionals must be more effective in reducing occupational health risks among the Latino workforce.The roundtable panel will present results of research conducted on injury and illness rates, and fatality rates of Hispanic workers in the construction industry in the United States. Panelists will also share alternative methods for reaching these workers and reducing the number of workplace injuries and illnesses. Roundtable attendees will be introduced to customized, interactive health and safety training applications, community-based outreach efforts and a risk communication and intervention study aimed at reducing the health and safety risks among Hispanic workers."
Keywords
Demographic-characteristics; Racial-factors; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Workers; Worker-health; Work-environment; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards; Health-hazards; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Safety-research; Safety-monitoring; Safety-education; Safety-practices
Publication Date
20050521
Document Type
Abstract
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, May 21-26, 2005, Anaheim, California
State
OH
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