Laura Stock, the director of the Labor Occupational Health Program, is an expert in occupational safety and worker illness prevention. Her current research interests include development/implementation of effective injury and illness prevention programs, promotion of worker participation and leadership in efforts to create just and healthy workplaces, community-based participatory research addressing occupational health disparities, identifying strategies that protect vulnerable worker populations and building labor and community partnerships. [Laura Stock became the executive director for the UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) in November 2013. Formerly the associated director of LOHP, Stock has been working in the field of education and training for over 30 years. While at LOHP, Stock has become a national leader in the field of occupational safety and health. She has a strong commitment to worker-centered training and has partnered with labor unions, worker centers, and small business associations to promote worker participation in the development of safe workplaces. Stock has served as principle investigator for many of LOHP’s programs including the statewide Workers’ Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program, and LOHP’s nationally recognized Heat Illness Prevention Campaign. Stock serves on the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board and is a member of the NIOSH/NORA committee helping to set the national research agenda for the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector.]
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