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Occupational hazards and risks faced by Chinese immigrant restaurant workers.

Authors
Tsai-JH; Salazar-MK
Source
Fam Commun Health 2007 Apr-Jun; 30(Suppl 2):S71-S79
NIOSHTIC No.
20032198
Abstract
Historically, Chinese immigrants to the United States have worked in restaurants to support their families. Hazards and risks associated with this population's work in restaurants are underrepresented in the literature. This ethnographic study used interviews, participant-observations, and follow-up focus sessions with 18 immigrants from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to identify potential physical, biological, enviromechanical, chemical, and psychosocial hazards that they face. Psychosocial hazards were most often mentioned by the participants; biological hazards were not identified in the data. Practice and research implications for addressing health disparities in this population are discussed.
Keywords
Physical-stress; Psychological-adaptation; Psychological-factors; Psychological-stress; Biological-effects; Environmental-contamination; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-hazards; Environmental-physiology; Environmental-stress; Mechanical-properties; Psychology; Sociological-factors; Work-environment; Worker-health; Qualitative-analysis
Contact
Jenny Hsin-Chun Tsai, PhD, ARNP, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Box 357263, Seattle, WA 98195
Publication Date
20070401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
jennyt@u.washington.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R03-OH-007840
ISSN
0160-6379
Source Name
Family & Community Health
State
WA
Performing Organization
University of Washington School of Nursing
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