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Spring 2019
Aug 15, 2020
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HSCI 358 - Global Worker Safety & Health
Decent work is key to achieving the United Nation’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development, which requires increased access to jobs that are safe, afford dignity and a fair income, and are free of exploitation. This advanced seminar will use a public health approach to explore the workplace safety and health challenges that face workers throughout the globe, including identifying hazards and the circumstances that drive these hazards, as well as potential interventions and methods to evaluate them. We will identify the strengths and weaknesses of peer-reviewed and gray literature and other sources of information that will frame the selection of weekly readings. Discussions will address safety and health hazards associated with migration, forced labor, and child labor, including examples from artisanal mining, fishing, agriculture, construction, domestic work, and other specific industries. We will review case examples of interventions, such as community based participatory action research and supply chain programs. We will also use this time as a structured opportunity to reflect on personal goals and discernment about how we each incorporate contemplation in action and social justice in the search for vocation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Human Science Department

Course Attributes:
Core: Diversity/Domestic, Mean Grade is Calculated

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