Do you own or work at a beauty salon or auto repair shop in the Tucson metropolitan area? Does it have between 4-25 employees?

Occupational diseases and injuries are often preventable at work. Through our program we aim to support your health and help eliminate health disparities in our community. Our free program provides you solutions for a changing world by helping you create cleaner air in your workplace and help you reduce you, your employees and families’ exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that effects everyone’s long-term health.

By participating you receive the following benefits:

  • Cleaner air in your workplace for you, your employees and families,
  • Visits in your shop to help you identify VOCs and consultation,
  • Free health screenings for all your employees,
  • Information and resources on how you can create a better environment,
  • Up to $300 in supplies to reduce/eliminate VOCs in your workplace,
  • Up to $50 for each of your employees,
  • A results report from before and after your intervention,
  • Information on how your workplace risks compare within your industry,
  • A certificate and sticker for completing the program, and
  • Promotion of your business’ participation on SERI’s communication outlets.

The program will take place over the course of 8-12 months. Many of those months will focus on identifying VOCs at your workplace, consulting with Community Health Workers (CHWs) and health screenings. Then the intervention phase will focus on providing you information and resources to create a better environment and share with you what we identified at your workplace and in your industry. Lastly, you will be recognized for supporting a cleaner workplace having completed the program.

To join the program or if you would like more information, please contact Flor Sandoval at (520) 404-7369 or

You can view our program page at

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.