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Safety and the diverse workforce: lessons from NIOSH's work with Latino immigrants.

Authors
Flynn-MA
Source
Prof Saf 2014 Jun; 59(6):52-57
NIOSHTIC No.
20044890
Abstract
The U.S. workforce is undergoing dramatic demographic shifts that are likely to continue in the coming decades. Increasing participation of men and women in previously gender-segregated fields (Sarkar, 2002), the aging workforce (National Research Council, 2012) and the integration of 2.4 million soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2011 (Waterstone, 2010) are just a few characteristics of the emerging diverse workplace. Perhaps most noticeable is the country's growing ethnic diversity as a result of immigration and higher birthrates; this trend has prompted estimates that no ethnic or racial majority will exist in the U.S. by 2042 (Johnson & Lichter, 2010). Each group brings unique experiences, assets and challenges to the workplace in general and occupational safety and health in particular. Effectively responding to this diversity will be increasingly important for public- and private-sector institutions alike.
Keywords
Work-environment; Workers; Demographic-characteristics; Racial-factors; Age-factors; Men; Women; Soldiers; Military-personnel; Worker-health; Occupational-sociology; Sociological-factors; Health-services; Safety-education; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Work-organization; Management-personnel; Group-dynamics
CODEN
PRSAD5
Publication Date
20140601
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
M082014
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0099-0027
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Construction; Wholesale and Retail Trade
Source Name
Professional Safety
State
OH
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