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Document ID (ISN)101252
CIS number 03-249
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pranski G., Moshenberg D., Benjamin K., Portillo S., Thackrey J.L., Hill-Fotouhi C.
Title Occupational risks and injuries in non-agricultural immigrant Latino workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 2002, Vol.42, No.2, p.117-123. 36 ref.
Abstract To investigate occupational health in urban immigrant Latino workers, a survey was conducted through door-to-door interviews. The response rate was 80% (n=427). The average time of residence in the United States was 7.6 years, and the average job tenure was 2.8 years. 27% of the respondents reported exposures to over 10 different hazards, and 18% believed these hazards had harmed their health. Only 31% had received job safety training. 55% had no workers' compensation coverage. Among the 11% with a work injury in the past three years, 27% reported difficulty obtaining treatment, 91% lost time from work (median=13 days) and 29% had to change jobs because of the injury. The annual occupational injury rate was 12.2/100 full-time workers, compared to an expected rate of 7.1.
Descriptors (primary) USA; Latin America; migrant workers; risk factors; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) manufacturing industries; change of employment; dry cleaning; survey; questionnaire survey; information of personnel; hotel industry; compensation of occupational accidents; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; frequency rates; safety training in industry; construction industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers