More than training

Community-based participatory research to reduce injuries among hispanic construction workers

Linda Forst, ​Emily  ​Ahonen, Joseph Zanoni, Alfreda Holloway-Beth, Michele Oschner, Louis Kimmel, Carmen Martino, Eric Rodriguez, Adam Kader, Elisa Ringholm, Rosemary Sokas

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Abstract

Background: Workplace mortality and severe injury are disproportionately distributed among foreign born and Hispanic construction workers. Worker Centers (WCs) provide services and advocacy for low-wage workers and a way for investigators to reach them. The goal of this project is to prevent occupational injuries by increasing awareness of hazards and self-efficacy among foreign born, Hispanic construction workers and by expanding the agenda of WCs to include occupational health and safety (H&S). Methods: Investigators partnered with eight WCs in seven cities to train worker leaders to deliver a modified OSHA 10-hr curriculum to their peers. Results: Thirty-two worker leaders trained 446 workers over 3 years. There was a demonstrated improvement in knowledge, hazard identification, self-efficacy, and sustainable H&S activities. Conclusions: This study provides evidence for successful implementation of a training intervention for low wage, low literacy Hispanic construction workers using a community-based participatory research approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-837
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume56
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

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Community-Based Participatory Research
Hispanic Americans
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Occupational Health
Self Efficacy
Wounds and Injuries
Research Personnel
United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Occupational Injuries
Workplace
Curriculum
Mortality

Keywords

  • Health and safety
  • Hispanic workers
  • Immigrant workers
  • Mixed methods
  • Occupational health
  • Training

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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More than training : Community-based participatory research to reduce injuries among hispanic construction workers. / Forst, Linda; ​Ahonen, ​Emily ; Zanoni, Joseph; Holloway-Beth, Alfreda; Oschner, Michele; Kimmel, Louis; Martino, Carmen; Rodriguez, Eric; Kader, Adam; Ringholm, Elisa; Sokas, Rosemary.

In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 56, No. 8, 01.08.2013, p. 827-837.

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Forst, L, ​Ahonen, E, Zanoni, J, Holloway-Beth, A, Oschner, M, Kimmel, L, Martino, C, Rodriguez, E, Kader, A, Ringholm, E & Sokas, R 2013, 'More than training: Community-based participatory research to reduce injuries among hispanic construction workers', American Journal of Industrial Medicine, vol. 56, no. 8, pp. 827-837. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22187
Forst, Linda ; ​Ahonen, ​Emily  ; Zanoni, Joseph ; Holloway-Beth, Alfreda ; Oschner, Michele ; Kimmel, Louis ; Martino, Carmen ; Rodriguez, Eric ; Kader, Adam ; Ringholm, Elisa ; Sokas, Rosemary. / More than training : Community-based participatory research to reduce injuries among hispanic construction workers. In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 56, No. 8. pp. 827-837.
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