Expanding Research Partnerships Webinar Series, June 2022
Presentation Date: June 8, 2022
Rashaun Roberts, Ph.D., Associate Director for Diversity & Inclusion, NIOSH
This presentation will provide an overview of the current and projected racial/ethnic composition of the U.S. labor force and associated patterns of employment. It will describe racial/ethnic disparities and inequities in occupational injury and illness, and discuss the role that innovative technologies may potentially play in understanding, preventing and reducing them. The presentation will also discuss some of the risks and challenges associated with using technologies in advancing health equity, and how partnerships might address some of these challenges.
Eric Clinton, UNITE HERE! Local 362
The hospitality industry is on a fast-track to implement technological changes in the workplace. This presentation will review the development and use of new technologies in this sector and discuss their impact on the well-being of the workforce. The presentation will also address strategies employers can implement to mitigate the some of the adverse effects of these technologies.
Maria Espinola, Psy.D., Institute for Health Equity and Innovation
This presentation will discuss the positive impact that technological advances can have on the safety and health of vulnerable workers. This session will focus on workers whose vulnerability to injury or illness is higher due to both hazardous working conditions and exposure to inequities related to poverty, race, ethnicity, immigration status, and/or lack of English fluency. This presentation will include illustrative examples of the use of technology and evidence-based strategies to reduce inequities.