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May 16, 2024

7:30 am / 5:30 pm


UCLA Northwest Campus Auditorium

350 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Preventing Silicosis

An ancient disease in modern times: Silicosis caused by artificial stone in the United States 

May 16, 2024

All Day – Registration opens 7:30am

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The purpose of this conference is to bring together affected workers, employers and manufacturers with researchers, unions, community-based organizations and other stakeholders to develop practical and feasible solutions to prevent silicosis caused by artificial stone. 

Key Questions:  

  1. What factors are driving the current epidemic of silicosis among artificial stone workers?  
  1. What are the needs of affected workers, employers, and silicosis patients?  
  1. What research gaps exist?  
  1. What interventions are available to protect workers and prevent new silicosis cases?  

Desired Outcomes: Develop a research agenda and a concrete set of recommendations that could be implemented in the California context and shared with other impacted communities.