Beyond the classroom: a case study of immigrant safety liaisons in residential construction.

@article{Ochsner2012BeyondTC,
  title={Beyond the classroom: a case study of immigrant safety liaisons in residential construction.},
  author={Michele Ochsner and Elizabeth G. Marshall and Carmen Serrano Martino and Mari{\'e}n Casillas Pabel{\'o}n and Louis Kimmel and Damaris Rostran},
  journal={New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={365-86}
}
Latino day laborers often work at dangerous construction sites with little power to change conditions. We describe the development, implementation, and early-stage results of a program to train immigrant day laborers as safety liaisons. These are construction workers prepared to recognize and respond to health and safety hazards. Based in Newark, NJ, the project involves collaboration between New Labor, a membership-based worker center, and university researchers and labor educators. Safety… CONTINUE READING

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