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International Total Worker Health: Applicability to Agribusiness in Latin America

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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Center for Health, Work & Environment, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, 13001 E. 17th Pl., 3rd Floor, Mail Stop B119 HSC, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
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Colorado Consortium on Climate Change and Human Health, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, 13001 E. 17th Pl., 3rd Floor, Mail Stop B119 HSC, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
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Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Pantaleon Group, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
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Pantaleon Group, Chinandega, Nicaragua
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Pantaleon Group, Panuco 93990, Mexico
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Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, 13001 E. 17th Pl., 3rd Floor, Mail Stop B119 HSC, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(5), 2252; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052252
Received: 24 December 2020 / Revised: 12 February 2021 / Accepted: 18 February 2021 / Published: 25 February 2021
Total Worker Health® (TWH) is a framework for integrating worker and workplace safety, health, and well-being, which has achieved success in European and US settings. However, the framework has not been implemented in Latin America or in agricultural sectors, leaving large and vulnerable populations underrepresented in the implementation and evaluation of these strategies to improve safety and promote health and well-being. This study presents a case study of how a TWH approach can be applied to a multinational Latin American agribusiness. We describe the process and adaptation strategy for conducting a TWH assessment at multiple organizational levels and in multiple countries. We follow this with a description of a TWH leadership training that was conducted based on the results of the assessment. Finally, we describe our methods to make corporate recommendations for TWH policies and programs that were informed by the TWH assessment and leadership trainings. With this case study we aim to demonstrate the importance and feasibility of conducting TWH in Latin America. View Full-Text
Keywords: health promotion; agriculture; health climate; safety climate; health risk assessment; occupational health and safety health promotion; agriculture; health climate; safety climate; health risk assessment; occupational health and safety
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Jaramillo, D.; Krisher, L.; Schwatka, N.V.; Tenney, L.; Fisher, G.G.; Clancy, R.L.; Shore, E.; Asensio, C.; Tetreau, S.; Castrillo, M.E.; Amenabar, I.; Cruz, A.; Pilloni, D.; Zamora, M.E.; Butler-Dawson, J.; Dally, M.; Newman, L.S. International Total Worker Health: Applicability to Agribusiness in Latin America. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2252. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052252

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Jaramillo D, Krisher L, Schwatka NV, Tenney L, Fisher GG, Clancy RL, Shore E, Asensio C, Tetreau S, Castrillo ME, Amenabar I, Cruz A, Pilloni D, Zamora ME, Butler-Dawson J, Dally M, Newman LS. International Total Worker Health: Applicability to Agribusiness in Latin America. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(5):2252. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052252

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Jaramillo, Diana, Lyndsay Krisher, Natalie V. Schwatka, Liliana Tenney, Gwenith G. Fisher, Rebecca L. Clancy, Erin Shore, Claudia Asensio, Stephane Tetreau, Magda E. Castrillo, Ines Amenabar, Alex Cruz, Daniel Pilloni, Maria E. Zamora, Jaime Butler-Dawson, Miranda Dally, and Lee S. Newman 2021. "International Total Worker Health: Applicability to Agribusiness in Latin America" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 5: 2252. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052252

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