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Five on Friday: National Safety Month

MCN Five on Friday Hands Working in Field

 

June is National Safety Month. Mobile agricultural workers continue to be at greater risk of injury than almost any other job position in the US. We continue to fight for stronger and intact regulations to protect their health; for greater integration of pesticide poisoning recognition, management, and treatment into primary care; for safe places for children while their parents work; and more -- because everyone deserves a safe workplace. Visit our Environmental and Occupational Health page for even more resources to keep vulnerable worker patients safe. Without further ado, here are MCN staff’s five reads for the week. Enjoy the June weather!. 

 

1

 

Stories Shared by Immigrants in the U.S.
About Their Lived Experiences 
Stories Shared by Immigrants in the U.S. About Their Lived Experiences 

 

Butterflies march in Capital

 

Theressa, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, came at us with some good news stories via the Butterfly Story Collective podcast. Thanks, Theressa, we all needed that!

 

2

 

WHICC 2018 | Webinars on various topics along the HIV Care Continuum

 

WHICC webinar promotional

 

Karen, CEO, recommends Women & HIV International Clinical Conference (WHICC) Webinar Series, from June 11-15. http://www.aidseducation.org/series/whicc-2018/

 

3

 

Warm Weather is No Excuse for Harassment

 

Illustration of different body types

 

Alma, Senior Program Manager, shared this comic op-ed: “The weather is getting warmer. That’s not an excuse to harass someone on the street.”

 

4

 

Mental Illness: The Disparity We Don't Talk About

 

Someone having their blood drawn

 

Alma also shared this New York Times article on mental health issues: “The Largest Health Disparity We Don’t Talk About.”

 

5

 

Lowe's Drops Paint Removal Products After Protests

 

Paint roller applying paint

 

Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, celebrated the announcement: Lowe's bans paint strippers after protest campaign.

 

Have a safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend.

 

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