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LOHP recently partnered with ILWU Local 6 to train 150 recycling workers in Alameda County on occupational health and safety in the recycling industry and workers' rights. These recycling workers are exposed to numberous hazards including ergonomic, chemical and biological hazards, as well as high risks for traffic accients, slips, trips, falls and hearing damage.
To read more about the trainings, click here.
On July 30th, Valeria Velazquez, presented this testimony to the Oakland City Council about the serious hazards faced by recyling workers, how these workers are responding, and what the City Council can do to help. Valeria's presentation can be seen at 33:53 on the video. --Watch Video.
July 23, 2013 LOHP Director Mike Wilson is interviewed by New America Media on the one year anniversary of the Chevron Richmond fire and explosion --Read Article.
June 21, 2013 For Immediate Release:
LOHP Director Dr. Mike Wilson submits a June 4 revision of the LOHP Refinery Safety Report to the California Governor's Interagency Task Force on Refinery Safety. -- Read More
Suzanne Teran in June 1st Safety + Health article EDUCATED AND EMPOWERED about increasing safety knowledge among immigrant workers.
May is Safe Jobs for Youth Month! Download your resource kit here.
As part of COEH's 35th Anniversary highlighting cutting edge strategies and research, Suzanne Teran describes LOHP's use of the social marketing framework in the development of California's heat illness prevention campaign -- Visit Heat Illness Campaign website here.
Mike Wilson provides comments after the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas killing 14 and injuring 150 on April 17th, 2013 -- Read Article Here.
Workers Memorial Day Event in Oakland Honors Those Who Died at Work in 2012 -- More Information Here.
LOHP Director Dr. Mike Wilson submits summary findings to the California Governor's Interagency Task Force on Refinery Safety.
This report, commissioned by the Task Force, presents findings from a series of meetings that Mike and colleagues convened with labor unions, community-based organizations, fire agencies, and environmental health groups. It was requested as part of the Governor's efforts to improve refinery safety in the wake of the August 6, 2012 explosion at the Richmond, Chevron refinery, which sent some 15,000 residents to area hospitals with symptoms related to exposure to smoke and fire gases.
The report identifies problems and potential solutions in the areas of emergency response, prevention, and sustainability. -- Read Here
January Newsletter -- Read Here
Refinery safety collaborative holds first Richmond forum -- Read More
Labor and environmental groups join forces on refinery issues -- Read More
Labor, Community, and University Form New Collaborative to Improve Health, Safety and Environmental Practices in the Oil Refining Industry --
Charlotte Chang's published article, Adapting to Context in Community-Based Participatory
Research: ‘‘Participatory Starting Points’’ in a Chinese
Immigrant Worker Community -- Read More
Robin Dewey, Coordinator of Public Programs at LOHP's 2011 article, Promoting Job Safety for Workers with Intellectual Disabilities -- Click here to read
(ęBaywood Publishing Co., Inc.) Dewey R, Promoting job safety for workers with intellectual disabilities; the Staying Safe at Work training curriculum. New Solutions, 2011; 21(4): 591-601. Electronic distribution of this article is prohibited.
Charlotte Chang, Post-Doctoral Scholar at LOHP was featured in a short documentary by Vivian Chávez, available on YouTube. The film describes a set of principles that guide the thinking, behavior, and actions of individuals and institutions influencing interpersonal relationships as well as systems change. Charlotte's segment can be found in Part 3, and focuses on the Chinatown Restaurant Project.
Merry Minkler publishes third edition of COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND COMMUNITY BUILDING FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE. Read more here.
LOHP Director Mike Wilson publishes his findings on employer and fire department practices in rescuing workers from confined spaces.
UC Berkeley press release:
For more information or to register for the below trainings, please contact Donna Iverson at:
510-643-8902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IIPP Trainings for Small Business (4-hour trainings):
-November 14th in Salinas, California
-November 18th in Sacramento, California
WOSHTEP Specialist 3-Day Trainings:
-November 19th-21st in Modesto, California
SASH Trainings (8-hour trainings):
-October 29th in Windsor