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Grant Awarded to UTEP, Jz University Professors to Identify Occupational Risk of Hispanic Construction Workers - 22 Sep 2016 07:05

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[[html]]Related Articles&#13;&#13;<br><br>Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in UTEPs Department of Public Health Sciences, and Aurora Mynez-Guaderrama, a professor and researcher at the Instituto de Ingeniera y Tecnologa in Ciudad Jurez, were awarded a $30,000 grant by PIMSA to identify cultural barriers that influence the perception of occupational risks and work-related injuries among Mexican migrant construction workers in the Paso del Norte region.<br><br>PIMSA is the Programa de Investigacin en Migracin y Salud, a program from the Health Initiative of the Americas at the University of California, Berkeley, that funds binational research teams whose research proposals focus on migration and health.<br><br>According to Ibarra-Mejia, migrant workers of Hispanic origin in the United States have a higher rate of work-related injuries and mortality compared to other population groups.<br><br>As part of the study, researchers will examine the cultural barriers that influence workers safety in association with their health and safety behaviors.<br><br>The results generated from the study will be used to design culturally appropriate prevention programs that will reduce occupational risk behaviors and injuries among Hispanic construction workers.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0


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