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Beyond the carrito: stories of Latina women in commercial cleaning.
Global Challenge, Local Action: Ethical Engagement, Partnerships and Practice, Proceedings of The Society for Applied Anthropology 69th Annual Meeting, March 17-21, 2009, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Oklahoma City, OK: The Society for Applied Anthropology, 2009 Mar; :104
Latina women are a relatively understudied population in occupational safety and health (OSH) research, but prior research has found that they often experience exploitation, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment at their jobs. In occupations such as cleaning they must also contend with heavy workloads, fast pace, harsh chemicals, language barriers, lack of papers, and lack of training. This presentation discusses the findings from key informant interviews with Latinas in the commercial cleaning industry about their work experiences, health concerns, and training needs, examining both physical and psychological stressors that are of special concern to this underserved population of workers.
Racial-factors; Housekeeping-personnel; Household-bleach; Housekeeping-products; Cleaning-compounds; Psychological-stress; Training; Physical-stress
Manufacturing; Wholesale and Retail Trade
Global Challenge, Local Action: Ethical Engagement, Partnerships and Practice, Proceedings of The Society for Applied Anthropology 69th Annual Meeting, March 17-21, 2009, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division