Coordinator of Public Programs
Robin Dewey is a program coordinator for the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Public Health. Robin has more than 25 years of experience in the field of occupational health education after receiving her Masters’ in Public Health degree from UC Berkeley in 1985. She currently serves as the Northern California Project Coordinator for the state-wide Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP) as well as coordinator of California’s state-wide School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) project. She conducts numerous trainings each year for workers to help develop their occupational safety and health leadership skills and for employers to assist them in developing and implementing effective Injury and Illness Prevention Programs.
Robin also conducts training programs around the country for employers, job developers, job coaches and high school transition teachers, on how to teach workers with developmental and intellectual disabilities basic occupational safety and health skills using a curriculum she developed for this population called Staying Safe at Work
. As part of this work she received a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to evaluate the occupational health and safety needs of workers with disabilities and to provide outreach to the employers and community agencies serving and employing this population. She also serves as the occupational safety and health trainer for NISH-Creating Employment Opportunities for People with Severe Disabilities, now known as SourceAmerica.