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Preventing Falls, Silica Exposures with Latino Construction Workers. Milagro Grullón, MM Executive Director, Lawrence Community Connections, Inc. Maria Brunette, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, UMASS Lowell Work Environment Dept. Susan Shepherd, ScD

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Preventing Falls, Silica Exposures with Latino Construction Workers

Milagro Grullón, MM

Executive Director, Lawrence Community Connections, Inc.

Maria Brunette, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, UMASS Lowell Work Environment Dept.

Susan Shepherd, ScD

Industrial Hygienist, University of Massachusetts Lowell

(on behalf of the Proteccion en Construccion Team)

OSHA Latino Summit in Houston

April 14-15, 2010


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Acknowledgments

  • Proteccion en Construccion team

  • Workers, supervisors, contractors, workers’ family members, and Lawrence residents who participated throughout 2008 assessment year

  • Facilitators, notetakers, transcribers

  • Outreach team

This research is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & HealthR01OH008750-01A1

Protección en Construcción

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Proteccion en Construccion:Lawrence Latino Safety Partnership

The goal of the project is to build a community-university-labor partnership that will research ways to prevent falls and silica dust exposure affecting Latino construction workers.

  • Protección en Construcción

  • April 15, 2010


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Partners:

  • a research project conducted by the

  • City of Lawrence Mayor’s

  • Health Task Force

  • Laborers International Union of

  • North America Local 175

  • JSI Research and Training

  • Institute

  • Lawrence Community

  • Connections, Inc

  • University of Massachusetts

  • Lowell

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Innovative Partnerships

City of Lawrence Mayor’s Health Task Force

is a broad base collaborative of health care, social services providers, environmental groups, academic institutions, local businesses, and city planners whose mission is to “develop healthy public policies and activities that accommodate the changing conditions of the total community, and promotes improvement in the quality of life of its citizens.”

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Local Policy change

  • MHTF

  • Local Board of health approved principles research in Lawrence, MA

  • City Council accepted as regulation for all research

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JSI Research and Training InstituteCasa de Salud (Health House) is a community research and education effort designed to engage the residents of a majority Latino community in Lawrence, Massachusetts Primary objectives of the project are to develop and demonstrate the effectiveness of neighborhood home-based meetings (charlas).

Innovative Partnerships

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Innovative Partnership

Laborers International Union of North America Local 175

Michael Gagliardi Co-PI

Provides access to over 3000 construction workers, and trainings opprotunities for non-union workers.

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Innovative Partnerships

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lenore Azzaroff, PI

Researchers, grant oversight, technical health and safety expertise. And much more…

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Innovative Partnerships

Lawrence Community Connections, Inc.

Milagro Grullon, Co-PI

New partner (2010), expertise in partnership, network, and coalition building to eliminating health disparities. Work with faith community and neighborhood associations to improve quality of life outcomes.

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PenCProject Structure

Networking Committee

Government agencies

Residents

Contractors

Outreach Team

Intervention Team

Steering

Committee

Ceferina

Sunilda

Juan

Armando

Residents

Community groups

Maju

Cora

Luz

Small Contractor

Workers

Large contractor

Susan

Milagro

Doris

Gretchen

Mike

Lenore

Ellie

Workers

Non-profits

Insurance companies

Healthcare workers

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PenC

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Muchas Gracias por su atencionThank you for your attention

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