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More than training: Community-based participatory research to reduce injuries among hispanic construction workers
Article first published online: 26 MAR 2013
Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume 56, Issue 8, pages 827–837, August 2013
How to Cite
Forst, L., Ahonen, E., Zanoni, J., Holloway-Beth, A., Oschner, M., Kimmel, L., Martino, C., Rodriguez, E., Kader, A., Ringholm, E. and Sokas, R. (2013), More than training: Community-based participatory research to reduce injuries among hispanic construction workers. Am. J. Ind. Med., 56: 827–837. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22187
- Issue published online: 19 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 26 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 FEB 2013
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Grant Number: R18OH009574
- immigrant workers;
- health and safety;
- Hispanic workers;
- mixed methods;
- occupational health
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).
Investigators partnered with eight WCs in seven cities to train worker leaders to deliver a modified OSHA 10-hr curriculum to their peers.
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.
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. Am. J. Ind. Med. 56:827–837, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.