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Helping Community Health Workers Promote Chemical Safety on the Job

Helping Community Health Workers Promote Chemical Safety on the Job

Helping Community Health Workers Promote Chemical Safety on the Job

Juliana Simmons, MPH
Juliana Simmons, MPH
on behalf of Migrant Clinicians Network

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$20.00 $ 20.00 $ 20.00

$ 20.00 $ 20.00 $ 20.00
$ 20.00 $ 20.00 $ 20.00
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Launch date: 17 Nov 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

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Description

José Navarro was excited for his new career after landing a job in the poultry industry. After five years on the job, 37 year-old Navarro began coughing up blood. He died soon after when his lungs and kidneys failed. His death triggered a federal investigation raising questions about the health risks associated with the use of toxic chemicals in poultry plants.
Millions of workers are exposed to chemicals everyday on the job. All workers have the right to know about the chemicals they work with and community health workers can be an important source of information and support for workers. This workshop will teach community health workers how to explain what happens when someone is exposed to chemicals and how workers can best protect themselves

Objectives

On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1.Recognize how workers become exposed to chemicals and illnesses

2. Describe basic safety practices when working around chemicals

3. Understand the role of community health workers in identifying and preventing work related illnesses and hazards
Juliana Simmons, MPH

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Juliana Simmons, MPH
on behalf of Migrant Clinicians Network

Ms. Simmons has dedicated her career to improving the safety and health challenges facing vulnerable populations. After serving as an intern with the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) as an undergraduate student, she pursued a public health degree. Since 2014, she has served as MCN’s Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager where she coordinates multiple grant-funded programs relating to improved recognition and management of worker injury and illness, and other environmental and occupational health concerns of workers and their families. She coordinates the day-to-day activities on MCN’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Susan Harwood Training grant, which involves the application of a train-the-trainer program for community health workers (CHWs) to provide health and safety training for workers. She has designed OSHA-approved training curricula and facilitated workshops and national webinars for CHWs. She is the lead program manager for a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) project to address the needs of farmworker children and engages farmworker parents, childcare providers, growers and agricultural industry groups. She supports evaluation and reporting activities on MCN’s EPA cooperative agreement to improve the recognition and management of worker injuries and illnesses. She has developed educational resources for agricultural workers and others with limited English proficiency and low literacy levels. She has presented at national and regional conferences. She holds a certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist and is professionally certified in public health. She is fluent in Spanish.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours

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