Refinery Safety: Benefit Not Burden
The proceedings from a UCLA-LOSH-sponsored conference of the same name are included in this book. Topics presented include: “Overview of Hazards to Workers,” by Dr. Ruth Heifetz and Jay Preston; “Regulations to Protect Workers,” by Tom Butler, “Legal Liability,” by Fred Macksoud, and “Key Elements of a Good Health & Safety Plan in a Refinery,” by John Siggson of the Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers Union. Other issues covered are: training, joint health and safety committees, emergency response plans, maintenance/inspection programs, and subcontracting in refineries.
Available in English, 152 pages
Technological Change in the Workplace: Health Impacts for Workers
This book contains presentations of ten speakers at a UCLA seminar series. Topics include: “Information Technology: New Tools, Old Problems and New Possibilities for a Healthy Workplace,” by Elaine Bernard; “Promoting Technological Change in the Workplace: Public and Private Initiatives," By Nicholas Ashford; “Technological Change in the Office: Health Effects on Workers,” by Ellen Bravo; “Technological Change in the Workplace: A Need for an Ergonomic Approach,” by Barbara Silverstein; Technology and the Law: Two Experiences from the Mining and Poultry Industries,” By Davitt McAteer; “Worker Stress Caused by Technological Change: What are the Healthy Alternatives? By Robert A. Karasek; “New Technology and the Work Environment: Challenges for Hospitals and the Health Care Industry,” by Steven Deutsch; “High Tech Goes Third World,” by Harley Shaiken; “The Need for New Technology and the Role of Injury Prevention Research,” by Franklin Mirer; and “Designing Ergonomic Tools in Sweden,” by Bo Lindqvist.
Available in English,130 pages
Risk Mapping—A Group Method for Improving Workplace Health and Safety
This easy-to-read book describes how workers together can develop risk maps of their worksite and then how these can be used to make health and safety improvements. Examples where risk mapping has been used, lesson plans and other resources are included.
Available in English, 47 pages
COMIC BOOKS (Fotonovelas)
Moving a Mountain: A Neighborhood Success Story
This bilingual English/Spanish fotonovela, in a comic book format, tells the story of a community in Southeast Los Angeles County that successfully waged a three year campaign to close down a concrete recycling firm in their neighborhood. Communities for a Better Environment, an urban environmental organization, helped the community document health problems associated with the plant and build a broad-based environmental justice campaign. Community groups and schools who are working to reduce environmental health risks in their neighborhoods can use "Moving a Mountain".
Bilingual: English/Spanish, 12 pages
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School in the Middle: Teens Take on Toxics
This bilingual English/Spanish fotonovela, in a comic book format, tells the story of three young high school women who work with a community based organization to get some serious toxics cleaned up in their neighborhood middle school. They researched the issue and organized residents in their neighborhood. By putting pressure on environmental regulators, they caught the attention of state legislators. Community groups and schools who are working to reduce environmental health risks in their neighborhoods can use "School in the Middle" to demonstrate how mobilizing neighbors can lead to positive change.
Bilingual: English/Spanish, 12 pages
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“Got Work? Safety Starts with “S” but begins with YOU!”
This colorful poster/book cover was designed with input from a high school class to promote, educate, and advocate for the health and safety of youth. It provides contact numbers and web site addresses for worksite health and safety resources. It can be posted in classrooms, career centers, libraries, hallways, or display cases, or it can be used as a fun and attractive book cover.
Designed By: Peter Tovar