ACOEM Member Price: $45.00
Non-Member Price: $60.00
Tee Guidotti, MD, MPH, FFOM, FRCPC, FACOEM
Occupational + Environmental Health & Medicine
Silver Spring, MD
Nothing to disclose
Scott Morris, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Physician and Medical Director
Valley Medical Center of the University of Washington
Mercer Island, WA
This session will explore the history of the migrant and immigrant workforce in the US as underserved occupational populations. There will be special emphasis on railroad workers and farmworkers and the legislative and regulatory climate under which they operate. The presentation will highlight farmworkers, an underserved occupational population that has been, and will continue to be, a vital part of California’s migrant and immigrant workforce and economy. Special emphasis will placed on the future environmental stresses faced by these workers with respect to climate change and the unique occupational hazards faced by women in the fields. An additional photojournalist perspective will be included. The session will also discuss the future for immigrant workers, which will be quite different than in the past. As rather than physical hazards, occupational exposures largely may take the form of psychosocial and economical stressors. This session was coordinated by the Underserved Occupational Populations Special Interest Section and the History and Archives Special Interest Section.
1. Recognize and be familiar with the history of migrant and immigrant workers in America.
2. Appreciate current regulatory and legislative issues this occ population faces including the lack of occupational health and safety protections.
3. Recognize key images of occupational health and safety risks and exposures in this occupational population.
Earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and/or ABPM LLSA Credits.
This activity expires April 30, 2022.