Great news: Marcy Goldstein-Gelb and Jessica Martinez are the new co-executive directors of National COSH. Board chair Barbara Rahkeannounced the appointments: “We are thrilled to have two dynamic women take on key leadership roles… both recognized by their peers for outstanding achievements in occupational safety and health.”
Early Bird Conference Registration Ends October 19
Register today to save $50 on the National Conference on Worker Safety and Health. Join your fellow activists to advance the struggle for workplace safety, December 6-8 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Webinar on Flavoring Chemicals, October 13
Don't miss our free webinar on chemical hazards in the food industry, October 13 at 12 noon ET. Workers who make coffee, candy, microwave popcorn and other products can be exposed to chemicals linked to dangerous lung diseases. Also, please check out our comprehensive Fact Sheet on these deadly flavorings.
Award Nominations Due TODAY
Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate a Health and Safety hero for our annual awards, with our easy on-line form. The awards ceremony is always a highlight of the National Conference on Worker Safety and Health.
The Year in U.S. Occupational Health and Safety is your guide to all that has happened over the last year in the field of OHS. This edition, from Roger Kerson, Kim Krisberg, and Celeste Monforton, is essential reading on the current state of federal and state policy, academic research, outstanding journalism, and more.
The "Justice for Carlos Moncayo" protests in New York City are just one of the grassroots, worker-activist movements featured in the Yearbook.
New Regulations to Protect Workers
Department of Labor regulations were announced last month to implement President Obama's Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. Jessica Martinez said in a National COSH press release that the new measures will "ensure that the worst actors in the market place do not have the opportunity to profit from public contracts.”
Fighting for Safe Workplaces
Cecelia Leto from the New Jersey Work Environment Council and Peter Dooley from National COSH (pictured here with OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels) joined more than 1,500 activists at the United Steelworkers' Health Safety and Environment Conference last week. Steelworkers know first hand of the prevalence of unsafe workplaces: A poll shared at the conference showed that 93% of USW members have been assigned do a job or task that is unsafe or unhealthy.
MassCOSH: The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health is seeking a new executive director (as Marcy Goldstein-Gelb assumes her new role with National COSH). Learn about this and other openings at our jobs board.
NYCOSH: New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health executive director Charlene Obernauer -- a leader in the battle for nail salon safety -- was quoted in The Nation article New York’s Nail Salons Are Still Toxic.