Worker Participation in Community-Based Research

Tuesday, May 24 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Social Concerns

Arranger: A. Parker-Vega, UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA. Moderator: N. Townsend, Chevron, San Ramon, CA . Monitors: P. Stanch, NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX; S. McAllister, OSHA/CAL.

Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) has a strong following in environmental health, but it is rarely discussed in Industrial Hygiene. What CBPR techniques can Industrial Hygienists use to work together with workers to better understand, characterize, and control the hazards in the workplace? What are the benefits and challenges?

Worker Engagement in Industrial Hygiene and Its Impact on Improving Health and Safety in the Workplace R. Sabty-Daily, UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program, Los Angeles, CA.

Using CBPR Principles in a Silica Exposure Assessment at a Metal Filter Manufacturing Plant G. Siwinski, Occ Health Clinical Ctn, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

Work Environment Interventions for the Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease of Non Traditional Causes (CKDnT) Among Sugarcane Cutters in Central America I. Weiss, La Isla Foundation, New York City, NY.

Community Engagement with Navajo Uranium Miners and Families Seeking Compensation D. Brugge, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Boston, MA.

Engaging Firefighters in Exposure Research and Risk Prevention Strategies E. Haynes, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Screening & Assessing Hepatitis in Non-Healthcare Populations in New Orleans F. Grimsley, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA.