Can you help prevent a death? Tomorrow’s Webinar: Community Health Workers Can Make a Difference in Helping People Stay Safe and Healthy on the Job
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Two weeks ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a citation against Woda Construction for failing to prevent the death of worker Kevin Purpura, who fell several stories down an elevator shaft. OSHA determined that the company had failed to guard its worker against a fatal fall. This death was not an accident. Had Woda Construction and its workers adhered to the safety regulations, Purpura would have been protected from falling by the required “personal fall arrest systems, covers, or guardrail systems erected around such holes.”
In 2014, around 5,000 people died on the job, and another 50,000 died of occupational diseases. Were these deaths “accidents”? In many cases, occupational injuries and deaths occur when health and safety guidelines have not been followed.
Much of the work needs to be done at the jobsite. But we in the health community can prevent injury and death as well. MCN’s Amy Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, joins Wilson Augustave, member of MCN’s Board of Directors and Senior HIV Case Manager at Finger Lakes Community Health in tomorrow’s webinar, entitled, “Community Health Workers Can Make a Difference in Helping People Stay Safe and Healthy on the Job.” Participants will dive into the role of CHWs in empowering workers to know their rights. Liebman and Augustave will also cover what to do when we find out that a patient is working in an unsafe work environment, by covering federal and local regulatory bodies that protect workers on the job. Participants will come away with resources and knowledge to help prevent future deaths.
Join us: Community Health Workers Can Make a Difference in Helping People Stay Safe and Healthy on the Job
Presented by Amy Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, Migrant Clinicians Network, and Wilson Augustave, Member of MCN’s Board of Directors and Senior HIV Case Manager at Finger Lakes Community Health
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1 pm ET
Learn more and register on our Upcoming Webinars webpage.