Submissions:2023/Advancing occupational health equity for immigrant workers through Wikimedia platforms

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WikiConference North America 2023 unfortunately could not accommodate this submission in its program this year.


Advancing occupational health equity for immigrant workers through Wikimedia platforms


Equity / Inclusion / Community Health, Research / Science / Medicine

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Occupational safety and health researchers are prolific in producing and publishing scientific evidence on a wide range of work conditions and health outcomes. However, public health evidence suggests that the scientific literature is not influencing workplace prevention programs or reaching the ultimate beneficiary ─ the worker. The problem is particularly acute among immigrant workers, who make up 28% of all US workers and represented 83% of labor force growth from 2010 to 2018. Lack of safety and health training and language barriers are the most frequently cited challenges companies face in promoting safety among immigrant workers. This project aims to address these barriers by increasing access to plain language, multi-lingual, and culturally-relevant health and safety information among immigrant and other underserved worker populations. We developed a multi-component strategy to expand and improve content within Wikimedia platforms related to the most prevalent occupational hazards and health conditions in English and Spanish.

Author name:

Thais C. Morata

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Estimated time:

30 min

Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:


Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)