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Recognizing One of Our Own - Seguridad en las Lecherías: Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety

Dairyworker stands with in workplace with cows

[Editor’s Note: This celebratory blog post comes to us from our colleagues at the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). Please read the original post on the UMASH website. Congratulations to MCN’s Amy K. Liebman and her co-authors for once again receiving recognition for Seguridad en las lecherías! Read more about the project and access materials on our Dairy Worker Safety page.]

Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.




The Health Promotion Practice Journal has recognized one of our own - Applying Learning Theory to Safety and Health Training for Hispanic Immigrant Dairy Workers.  This paper published in English and Spanish was awarded the HPP paper of the year in 2018.  Now it’s on the journal’s Top 10 Papers list.  The paper features results from  “Seguridad en las Lecherías: Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety,” a comprehensive occupational safety and health intervention for immigrant dairy workers, implemented by the National Farm Medicine Center and Migrant Clinicians Network as part of the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health–funded effort. The project reached nearly 70 farms and over 850 immigrant workers with culturally relevant training. 

This innovative program is now available to dairy farms in Minnesota. Promoting Worker Health and Safety for Immigrant Dairy Workers provides free safety and health training for dairy farms in Minnesota utilizing a similar model.

The article is authored by Patricia M. Juárez-Carrillo, PhD, MPH, Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, Iris Anne C. Reyes, MPH, Yurany V. Ninco Sánchez, RN and Matthew C. Keifer, MD, MPH.

Click the link below to read the entire article detailing the training component of this program.


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