The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) is a membership organization of workers, unions, community-based organizations, workers’ rights activists, and health and safety professionals. Founded in 1979 on the principle that workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths are preventable, NYCOSH works to extend and defend every person’s right to a safe and healthy workplace. NYCOSH is a non-profit 501c3 organization.
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Cases continuing to spike in NYC.
Mounting evidence that people who are vax'd, while well protected, can still spread.
An urgent call from the CDC.
And still NY City & State have not updated mask guidance *SINCE MAY*.
We're letting the virus outrun us yet again. Stunning.
"Many people, like me, have been working & getting paid in cash - it's unfair for us to be excluded"- Eloisa w/ @ZackFinkNews & @jessicaramos on @NY1.
Workers have gone 16 months w/ $0 in gov't aid. The whole point of #FundExcludedWorkers is to help - not to continue to exclude!
Domestic work is one of the most important and fastest growing jobs in the country, yet it is one of the most unprotected and vulnerable careers that excludes equality and protection to workers.
We've seen the data on rapid rise in cases in NYC.
We've now received clear guidance from the CDC.
We need the State and City to issue clear guidance *today* for NYers to wear masks in indoor public places.
We can't afford any further delay.
In order for workers to safely return in September #NYHERO must be implemented. Workers fought hard for this law. @HealthNYGov must recognize Covid as a threat to public health so that basic safety standards can be put in place under NY HERO https://twitter.com/zackfinknews/status/1420409931165995022
.@NYCHealthCommr highlighted some less-noticed stats from CDC's guidance yesterday: Risk of infection is 3.5 times less for vaccinated people. Risk of symptomatic disease is 8 times lower. Risk of hospitalization or death is 25 times lower.
Even things that don't show up on surveys: one speaker mentioned that some ppl just have fear of needles! The union rep accompanied them to get the shot. Another speaker described how it helps convince workers when they learn staffers at the community org got the shot themselves.
Great forum by @NYCOSH on vaccinating workers; speakers from @32BJSEIU @LaColmenaNYC @adhikaar - talking about their work promoting vaccination. Multilingual access. Answering Qs on side effects, impact on immigration, etc. Existing high-touch groups can help move the dial.
"When the pandemic hit, more than 30 million workers in this country didn’t have a single paid sick leave day."
The Fight For Paid Leave Could Benefit Restaurant Workers More Than Most
A new report highlights just how bad the pandemic has been for the welfare of kitchen staff and servers
@CDCDirector .@CDCDirector says in rare occasions, some people infected with the Delta variant "may be contagious and spread the virus to others” even after vaccination.
That is why CDC is recommending fully vaccinated people in areas w/high transmission mask in public indoor settings.
#DeltaVariant surging in U.S. New data show Delta much more contagious than previous versions of #COVID19. Unvaccinated people: get vaccinated & mask until you do. Everyone in areas of substantial/high transmission should wear a mask, even if vaccinated.
To prevent further spread of the Delta variant, the CDC updated its mask guidance to recommend fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors when in areas with "substantial" and "high" transmission of Covid-19, which includes nearly two-thirds of US counties.
CDC updates guidance, recommends vaccinated people wear masks indoors in certain areas
To prevent further spread of the Delta variant, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its mask...
USMWF would like to honor and remember fallen worker Vicente Enrique Rodriguez, 20.
Vicente was killed in 2009 while working in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died after falling 36ft from makeshift catwalk.
He is forever remembered by his family, friends and coworkers.
🎉 Happy 16th Birthday Adhikaar!
Adhikaar turned 16 yesterday and we are thrilled to be celebrating this momentous occasion with you all 🥳🥳
Workers have little control over their potential exposure to COVID and desperately need the protection of the @OSHA_DOL emergency standard. The @WhiteHouse should rethink extending it to ALL workers @AFLCIO @DrDavidMichaels
The Government Agency That Can End the Covid Pandemic
OSHA could protect workers and their families from the deadly virus—if only the Biden administration will let it.
Numerous worker injuries and fatalities are a result of higher temperatures, but not all are classified as heat related. Falls and other trauma can also be caused by heat - and low-wage workers are often most at risk. @PublicHealth @ASSPSafety
Work Injuries Tied to Heat Are Vastly Undercounted, Study Finds
New data underline how heat waves can hurt people, especially the poorest workers, in unexpected ways.
You may have heard different things about a July 29, 2021 registration deadline for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (@Sept11VCF). Here are the facts: https://www.cdc.gov/wtc/VCFRegistrationDeadlines20210608.html
📣 NYC, join us for the vaccine forum!!
Hear from our health navigator Sandhya on the importance of herd immunity and worker policies, along with other health experts @NYCOSH @32BJSEIU @LaColmenaNYC @MountSinaiNYC @vitstatsconsult
labor people can even be guilty of treating OSHA like it's boring but having read Les Leopold's biography of Tony Mazzocchi this year I am freshly reminded of how hard workers had to fight to get even the bare-bones protections it provides https://twitter.com/wsbgnl/status/1418363788487643143
OSHA has levied a big batch of fines -- just shy of $1 million -- over the disaster at Foundation Food Group, the Georgia poultry plant where six workers died in January due to a liquid nitrogen leak. Labor Sec Marty Walsh says the disaster was "entirely avoidable."
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