NORA Manufacturing Sector Strategic Goals
927ZHMX - Dissemination of OSH thru Mexican ConsulateStart Date: 10/1/2008
End Date: 10/30/2012
Principal Investigator (PI)Name: Michael Flynn
Funded By: NIOSH
Primary Goal Addressed7.0
Secondary Goals Addressed2.0 , 3.0
Attributed to Manufacturing100%
This study will develop, implement, and evaluate OSH interventions for Mexican immigrant workers and adapted for the models of health information dissemination currently used by the Mexican consular network. Embedded in this study is an evaluation of how levels of engagement of the target audience in an intervention can impact the number of people reached, their behavioral intentions and their information seeking behaviors. This study addresses specific goals set forth by NORA committees for Wholesale/retail Trade, Construction, Service, and Occupational Health Disparities. This study will produce an OSH training intervention for use in Mexican consulates. It will also generate recommendations for distributing OSH information via Mexican consulates. These recommendations will inform the development of future training resources targeting Hispanic immigrant workers across industry sectors.
This pilot study proposes to develop, implement, and evaluate OSH interventions tailored for Mexican immigrant workers (MIW) and adapted to the models of health information dissemination currently used by the Mexican consular network (MCN). Embedded in this study is an evaluation of how different levels of engagement of the target audience can impact the efficacy of an intervention. This project is a continuation of NIOSH training research efforts to better understand how to tailor safety training interventions for HIW on such diverse topics as general construction safety and tuberculosis transmission. All four members of the NIOSH research team have been extensively involved in previous studies related to the immigrant community and their areas of expertise (Hispanic culture and the immigrant community, vocational psychology and psychometric methods, and occupational health disparities) cover the major areas of expertise required for successful completion of this study.
Direct communication with the Institute for Mexicans Abroad and similar organizations of other countries will be used to substantiate the intermediate outcomes listed above.
The National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOSH) is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. Research at NIOSH is guided by the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA; NIOSH 1996) which identified 21 of the most pressing OSH research needs in the United States. The NORA was generated with input from OSH scientists, industry and labor. This study addresses two of the NORA research priority areas: Priority Populations at Risk and Intervention Effectiveness. In 2006, NIOSH introduced the revised goals for the second decade of NORA – termed NORA 2. NORA 2 represents a matrix-based approach to research planning. It is organized around 8 industry sectors, which are "cross cut" by 15 cross sector programs and 7 special emphasis areas. This project addresses the following sector, cross sector, and emphasis area goals: Wholesale/retail Trade (reduce musculoskeletal disorders – 1, reduce falls - 4), Service (reduce musculoskeletal disorders - 2.3), and Construction (fall protection for Hispanics - 1.6, electrical safety for Hispanics – 3.4). The project will also meet the following outreach and collaboration goals: Service (promote reporting to workers compensation - 5.2, effective dissemination to Hispanics - 5.3), Traumatic Injury (collaboration for dissemination to immigrants - 5.4.3), Communications and Information Dissemination (develop strategic communications methods - 3.3), and Occupational Health Disparities (Improve Partnerships, Outreach and Information Dissemination – 3.1, 3.2, 3.3). In addition, this project addresses goals established by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Healthy People 2010 (DHHS, 2000) report prioritizes the most important public health concerns facing the United States during the first decades of the 21st century. This project addresses the Healthy People 2010 goal to Eliminate Health Disparities and the focus area of Occupational Safety and Health. This project is a continuation of NIOSH training research efforts to better understand how to tailor safety training interventions for immigrant workers on such diverse topics as general construction safety and tuberculosis transmission. This line of research has developed as a response to targeted solicitations for proposals from several NORA Sector Steering Committees, most notably Construction and Occupational Health Disparities.