Laura Stock, MPH

(510) 642-5056

Laura Stock is the Director of the Labor Occupational Health Program at the University of California at Berkeley. She has an MPH from UC Berkeley and has been working in the field of education and training for over 30 years. Since being at LOHP she has developed training programs and educational materials on ergonomics, effective health and safety committees, and other occupational health issues. In addition, she has provided technical assistance and consultation to workers, unions, joint labor/management committees, employers and others on how to set up comprehensive and effective health and safety programs. Ms. Stock is currently principle investigator on a number of statewide worker education initiatives including WOSHTEP (Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program), which has developed and implemented core training programs on implementing successful injury and illness prevention programs for a variety of different industries and occupations, ranging from construction and transportation to manufacturing and health care. Ms. Stock has also coordinated a community-based participatory research project, in collaboration with NIOSH, SEIU Long term Care Workers Union, and the Alameda County Public Authority, to identify risk factors for injuries among home care workers and develop educational and social marketing strategies to reduce risk. Ms. Stock is a member the NIOSH/ NORA Committee focusing on the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector and of the Cal/OSHA Standards Board, charged with developing effective workplace health and safety standards for the state of California.

Selected Publications

Co-Author, with Gong, F, Casteneda, D., Baron, S., et al, “Using Associative Imagery Technique in Qualitative Health Research: The Experience of Homecare Workers and Consumers:, in Qualitative Health Research, October 2012.

Co-author, with Baker, R., Velazquez, V., “The Role of Labor Unions”, in Occupational Health: Recognizing and Preventing Work-related Disease and Injury, 6th ed. Oxford University Press 2011.

Co-author with Gong, F., Baron, S., et. al, 2009. “The Role for Community Based Participatory Research in Formulating Policy Initiatives: Promoting Health and Safety for In-home Care Workers and Their Consumers, American Journal of Public Health, 00-S531-S538. 2009

Co-author, with Baron, et al, “Formative Research in Occupational Health and Safety Intervention for Diverse, Underserved Worker Populations: A Homecare Worker Intervention Project”, in Public Health Reports, 2009 Supplement, Volume 124.

Co-Author, State of the Sector – Health Care and Social Assistance: Identification of Research Opportunities for the Next Decade of NORA, NIOSH NORA HCSA Sector, 2009.

Co-author, with Baker, R., “Labor Unions: Their Role in Occupational and Environmental Health”, in Occupational Health: Recognizing and Preventing Work-related Disease and Injury, 5th ed. 2005.

Co-author, Promoting Safe Work for Young Workers- A Community-Based Approach, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. November 1999.

Co-author with Cone J. “Barbering and cosmetology”. In: ILO Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety. 1997.

“Training office workers for action”. In: Ng M-K, ed. Keying into the Future-the Impact of Computerization on Office Workers. Women’s Development Collective and Women’s Studies Unit, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, W.D.C. Sdn. Bhd. 1994

Co-author, with Baker R, Szudy B.. Training for Action: from Hardware to Hard Hats. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 22:691-701. 1992

“New Technology and Workers’ Health: Strategies for Promoting Worker Involvement in Technological Change.” In: Berklinguet L, Berthelette D, eds. Work with Display Units 89, International Scientific Conference on Work with Display Units; 1989 September 11-14; Quebec, Canada. North-Holland. 1990

Co-author with Baker, R.. Worker Education and the Development of Protective Policies. In: Knave B, et al, eds. Work With Display Units ’86, International Scientific Conference on Work with Display Units; 1986 May 12-15; Stockholm, Sweden. North-Holland. 1987


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