Research & Policy
LOSH research efforts are designed to promote prevention strategies and inform policies to improve workplace conditions. Our research approach is based on principles of worker and community participation to identify and document hazards and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. Results are disseminated to policymakers and affected workers through reports, academic publications, factsheets, and education.
Special projects have emphasized approaches to improve conditions facing immigrant workers; those in the low-wage labor market and/or informal work sectors; workers in high-hazard jobs; female workers; and youth in the United States and beyond. Reports are available online for our research in the following fields:
- Heat illness prevention education for outdoor workers in Southern California
- Immigrant Workers in California
- Immigrant Workers in the Katrina Recovery Effort
- Workforce Needs in California's Homecare System
LOSH research has contributed to campaigns to improve health and safety conditions for workers in Southern California and informed policy at the state and local levels.