Sherry Baron Discusses Post Disaster Training at University of Texas
On September 29th, Sherry Baron, MD will give a seminar titled "When Uncertain, Protect: Lessons from Hurricane Sandy on Post-disaster Safety and Health for Immigrant Clean up and Reconstruction Workers." This seminar, which is part of the UTHealth EOHS Research series, will describe the lessons learned while creating the Post Disaster Toolkit for Training Clean-up and Reconstruction Laborers. The project was created after Hurricane Sandy with funding from the Robin Hood Foundation and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Barry Commoner Center and Make the Road New York (MRNY) trained and equipped 525 Latino day laborers doing Sandy cleanup and reconstruction with personal protective equipment to reduce potential work hazards.