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MCN Webinar: Community Health Workers Can Make a Difference in Helping People Stay Safe and Healthy on the Job

MCN Webinar: Community Health Workers Can Make a Difference in Helping People Stay Safe and Healthy on the Job

17Aug2016

12:00 Central / 1:00 Eastern

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Migrant Clinicians Network

Speaker: Amy Liebman, MPA, MA

Description: Milton “Tito” Rafael Barreto Hernandez was 22 years old when he died. He was killed when he was pulled into a machine at the concrete crushing facility where he worked.  This work-related death could have been prevented and would likely never have happened had the right safety procedures been followed.  Low-wage workers like Tito often work in dangerous jobs and immigrants are more likely to die or get hurt at work.  In spite of dangers on the job, all workers have the right to a safe and healthy workplace. This training for community health workers will equip you with the knowledge you need to empower people to advocate for their rights on the job. Additionally, participants will come to understand how to seek help in case of a dangerous work environment and to be familiar with resources to assist workers. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify worker safety and health rights and responsibilities in the United States
  2. Describe the role of government agencies in protecting workers
  3. Recognize resources to assist workers in addressing workplace hazards

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