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Mon, Jun 14, 2010
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Migration and Occupational Health: Shining a Light on the Problem



Monday, June 14, 2010

10:00 am to 11:30 am


MPI Conference Room
1400 16th Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036


Deborah Berkowitz
, Chief of Staff, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, US Department of Labor

Xochitl Castañeda, Director, Health Initiative of the Americas, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley

Bruce Goldstein, Executive Director, Farmworker Justice

John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Marc Schenker, Director, Migration and Health Research Center, University of California, Davis

Michael Fix, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies

As migrants are disproportionally represented in high-risk industries such as construction, farm work, hospitality, and factory work, they tend to be at a higher risk for job injury. Additionally, complicating any job injuries that might arise, migrants and their families tend to have higher rates of food, shelter, and health care insecurity.  However, often due to barriers such as language, mobility, cultural difference, informal work structure, and lack of adequate public health funding, the occupational health of migrants is largely ignored by occupational health professionals and by those who are concerned with the health of migrants. 

The Health Initiative of the Americas at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, the University of California Migration and Health Research Center, the UC Global Health Institute , and the Migration Policy Institute are pleased to invite you to join this discussion on Migration and Occupational Health.

If you have any questions about the event or experience any difficulties while using our registration system, please contact Lisa Dixon via email at events@migrationpolicy.org or by phone at (202) 266-1929.


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