Worker Safety is Safety for All of Us

Worker Safety is Safety for All of Us

“There are mountains beyond mountains. The struggle continues.” -Haitian proverb

Photo By: Earl Dotter

The COVID-19 pandemic has far reaching effects, most recently named are the meat packing plants across the country. Many of the workers are from Haiti, Guatemala, and Mexico as well as many African Americans who spend many hours in strenuous conditions to contribute to the farm economy and our food supply.

Amy Liebman, who is a researcher with the UMASH project “Promoting Worker Health and Safety for Immigrant Dairy Workers” and also the Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, with the Migrant Clinicians Network has shared her experience of how COVID-19 has touched her life and personally, professionally and as her public health mission to protect workers from injury and illness. UMASH is offering her story as part of a blog with the Migrant Clinicians Network.

Amy K. Liebman,
Director of Environmental and Occupational Health,
Migrant Clinicians Network