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Document ID (ISN)111520
CIS number 11-0208
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Minkler M., Lee P.T., Tom A., Chang C., Morales A., Liu S.S., Salvatore A., Baker R., Chen F., Bhatia R., Krause N.
Title Using community-based participatory research to design and initiate a study on immigrant worker health and safety in San Francisco's Chinatown restaurants
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.53, p.361-371. Illus. 51 ref.
Abstract Restaurant workers have among the highest rates of work-related illness and injury in the United States, but little is known about the working conditions and occupational health status of Chinese immigrant restaurant workers. Community-based participatory research was employed to study restaurant working conditions and worker health in San Francisco's Chinatown. A community/academic/health department collaborative was formed and 23 restaurant workers trained on research techniques and worker health and safety. A worker survey instrument and a restaurant observational checklist were collaboratively developed. The checklist was piloted in 71 Chinatown restaurants, and the questionnaire administered to 433 restaurant workers. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) California; conditions of work; state of health; migrant workers; restaurants
Descriptors (secondary) USA; applied research; questionnaire survey; check lists
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Hotels and restaurants
Precarious employment