Song of the Canary: Protecting Health and Safety of Vulnerable Employees (and everyone else)

38th Annual Scientific Meeting
of the NY/NJ Occupational Safety and Health Center
A NIOSH Education & Research Center

April 28, 2017

Song of the Canary:  Protecting Health and Safety of Vulnerable Employees (and everyone else)

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8:30     Registration/Coffee/Trainee and Pilot Project Poster Session

9:00    Welcome, Roberto Lucchini, MD

9:05     Opening Remarks, Frank Mirer, PhD, CIH

Keynote Addresses

9:20     NIOSH Perspective: Protecting Health and Safety of Vulnerable Employees, Thomas Cunningham, PhD, CDC/NIOSH

9:50    Occupational Safety and Health Issues of Low-wage and Immigrant Workers, Isabel Cuervo, PhD,  Arturo Archila, Diana Mejia       

10:45 Break                                                                           

10:30   Occupational Safety and Health of Tourism Workers, Pamela Vossenas, MPH

11:00     Airport Workers, Mark Catlin, BS, BA

12:00   Lunch

1:15     Community-University collaborative approach to occupational health of low income workers in NYC, George Friedman-Jimenez, MD, DrPh  

1:45     Protecting the Safety & Health of Vulnerable Workers, Steven J. Kaplan

2:15   Occupational Safety and Health Issues for Nail Salon Workers, Carol Berman, MS, IH

2:45     ERC Trainee and Pilot Project Poster Session

4:15     Evaluations

Song of the Canary: Just as workers are the first to experience the effects of industrial chemicals which will also threaten the community at large, so vulnerable worker populations are the first to experience effects of working conditions which will threaten the full workforce. We focus on health effects in industries with many immigrant workers, social conditions which intensify these on vulnerable populations, and the means of abatement.

The New York-New Jersey Education and Research Center (NYNJERC) is the hub of education and research in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in Federal Region 2, comprising the states of New York and New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands. The mission of NYNJERC is to prepare the next generation of professionals to be leaders in OHS through rigorous interdisciplinary academic training programs in all the major fields of OHS – occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health engineering and ergonomics 

Friday, April 28 at 8:30am to 4:15pm

Hess Center for Science & Medicine, Davis Auditorium, 2nd Floor 1470 Madison Avenue