Young Worker Project Coordinator
Coordinator of Public Programs
Diane Bush is a Program Coordinator for the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at UC Berkeley. Diane received her MPH in Community Health Education from U.C. Berkeley, and has over 25 years’ experience as an occupational and environmental health educator.
Diane coordinates all of LOHP’s Young Worker Projects, including the national Young Worker Safety Resource Center; the California Partnership for Young Worker Health and Safety, a statewide coalition that promotes the education and protection of California’s young workers; and the Young Worker Leadership Academy, an annual 3-day leadership training event for high school students. She is co-author of a variety of training and policy materials related to young worker health and safety, including the Youth @ Work—Talking Safety curriculum, now available nationwide on the NIOSH website. Diane has coordinated LOHP’s young worker projects since 1995, providing information, educational materials, and training to youth, teachers, employers, job trainers, parents, and others about workplace rights and safety issues. She has also participated in policy work at the state and national level.
In addition, Diane coordinates LOHP’s Small Business Project, developing and conducting training for small employers to help them improve their own health and safety programs though better worker training and increased worker engagement. She also serves as the liaison with U.C. Berkeley’s academic community, including coordination of internship opportunities at LOHP, such as the national Occupational Health Internship Program, and coordinating classroom presentations, student projects, and other bridge projects with U.C. Berkeley’s faculty and students.