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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Undergraduates Publish an Article on Worker Safety

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This full page article is the result of the work Vanessa Lara and Kristen LeClair did in their stateside Community Health Clinical this past winter.  Vanessa and Kristen both worked with the State DPH on a health promotion campaign to get the word out about worker safety to Spanish-speaking residents of Massachusetts.  Spanish-speaking workers have the highest work-related death rate in Massachusetts and the nation.

Vanessa and Kristen had to cull through enormous amounts of data as they researched their article. After writing intial drafts in English, the authors then edited the article with members of DPH's Occupational Health Surveillance division as well as with their Boston College clinical faculty. Once all edits were finalized, the pair then translated their work into Spanish for submittion to 4 different Spanish newspapers, including La Semana

Click here to download a PDF of the article titled "Trabajar no significa sacrificar su salud" »