Research & Policy
LOSH's research approach is based on principles of worker and community participation with the goal of informing policy to improve workplace health and safety conditions. Research activities employ a variety of data collection methods to identify and document hazards and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. Results are disseminated to policy makers and to affected workers through publications and education.
Special projects have emphasized approaches to improve conditions facing immigrant workers, home care workers, workers in high hazard jobs such as building and construction trades, those who handle hazardous materials, and female workers in the United States and beyond. LOSH is also currently evaluating jobs in the emerging green economy to ensure that worker health and well-being is a component of the debate about how to address climate change and other environmental crises. Reports are available online for our research in the following fields:
- Immigrant Workers in California
- Immigrant Workers in the Katrina Recovery Effort
- Workforce Needs in California's Homecare System
- Good, Green, Safe Jobs: The Los Angeles Green Retrofit and Workforce Program