“A Day’s Work” to show at NOHC in Portland


Discussion during 2015 Institute’s Spring Symposium on Temporary Workers.

This year’s Joint Session of the Northwest Occupational Health Conference will include a special showing of A Day’s Work, followed by a panel discussion. This tragic documentary reminds us just how dangerous work – even a first day of work – can be:

“90 minutes before he was killed on his first day of work as a temporary employee, 21-year-old Day Davis texted a picture of himself to his girlfriend, excited for their future. Now Day’s sister, 17-year-old Antonia, searches for answers. An investigation reveals the troubling issues that led to Day’s death and how the $100 billion temporary staffing industry is putting millions of American workers at risk.” Watch the trailer.

While some staffing agencies may be making efforts to prioritize safety, we are aware of disturbing patterns and incidents through some work operations, and included in some fatalities investigated within our own Oregon FACE program. This film has played for many labor and safety and health organizations including NIOSH, OSHA, state departments of labor, AIHA, APHA, NSC and AFL-CIO. We appreciate the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association for securing this event for the final half-day of the conference, on Friday, October 21.

The full half-week conference is scheduled to take place at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel from Wednesday, October 19 through noon on Friday, October 21. We are particularly pleased that the Wednesday short-course, Health and Safety in the 24/7 Economy, will feature our Institute faculty and staff including Steven Shea, Matt Butler, Ryan Olson, and Nichole Bowles. Attendees can register for Wednesday only, Thursday/Friday, Friday only, or all sessions. Costs for Friday only is $75 member (AIHA or ASSE)/$115 non-member or $25 student/retiree (member)/$50 student/retiree (non-member).

Learn more on the conference website.

OccHealthSci Topic: Temporary Workers
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Dede supports the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center's research, engagement and education programs. She is a certified industrial hygienist.

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