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The hidden success of conspicuous laws: How California protects communities from exposure to toxics

Online - Virtual Event

Megan Schwarzman The world recognizes California as a leader in environmental policy making, but what is the real impact? Megan Schwarzman will discuss two recent investigations that show how -and how much- some of these laws really work. First, California’s Proposition 65 is behind a proliferation of consumer warnings about toxic exposures in everyday life, […]

From Mines to Grocery Stores: Occupational Epidemiology and Protecting Worker Health

Online - Virtual Event

Dr. Sadie Costello Dr. Sadie Costello will present some of her research, which ranges from methodological work on data covering the workplace exposures and health of manufacturing workers and miners to, more recently, collaborations with unions in California to study the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on essential workers. Leveraging information ranging from large collections […]

COVID-19 impacts on low wage workers

Online - Virtual Event

Learn about the findings from a ground-breaking survey of over 600 Chinese and Spanish speaking low wage workers in California. We found that employers are not providing enough information, workplace protections, or paid sick leave, and that workers are hesitant to report problems for fear of retaliation. Project leads from the Asian Law Caucus and […]