Doctors from University of California, Los Angeles and Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers (OCAW) discuss the occupational health hazards that are particular to minority workers. The focus of the program was minorities because they have the dirtiest and most stressful jobs, and the lowest life expectancy. There are called-in questions from the audience regarding the specific chemicals and hazardous conditions in which they have worked. Panelists include Dr. Sharon Itaya, physician for OCAW under the union's OSHA New Directions grant; Dr. William Washington, assistant professor at the UCLA School of Public Health; and Dr. Rafael Moure, staff industrial hygienist with the OCAW national headquarters in Denver. The moderator is Bill Harris, president of the Long Beach Local 1-128 of OCAW. Produced by Clare Spark, KPFK. This recording was part of a special national broadcast devoted to the subject of minority workers and occupational heath and safety on May 2, 1981 and was co-sponsored by the Health and Safety Department of OCAW.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.