UMASH – Schools of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Chela Vázquez works for the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Chela is the Coordinator and Trainer, Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety Project, UMASH – Schools of Public Health, University of Minnesota. Chela trains Spanish-speaking immigrant workers on dairy farms using a bilingual health and safety training curriculum, Seguridad en Las Lecherías: Health and Safety of Immigrant Dairy Workers, which was developed in Wisconsin and currently it is being implemented in Minnesota. The trainings address health and safety issues on dairy farms, and focus on improving the occupational health and safety of immigrant dairy workers. Prior to taking her role at UMASH, Chela worked with farm workers and rural communities at Centro Campesino in Owatonna, MN, and with Pesticide Action Network in California and Southeast Asia.