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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A leading independent voice for #workersafety & #workerhealth / https://t.co/Mrt2XRuNrr / ED @Charlene_Amber
#COVID Percent Positive Update:
-143,388 Test Results Reported
We've said it before and we'll say it again - bathroom access is a worker health and safety issue! Congrats to @deliveristas for their policy win and their daily organizing wins that led to victory <3
Delivery Workers Cheer Restroom Access and Tip Transparency Alongside AOC and Chuck Schumer
Starting Monday, restaurants must let delivery people use restrooms on request. Another reform gives workers the right...
NICE is proud to partner with @NYCHealthSystem to provide #CovidTesting and #CovidVaccine outside our Jackson Heights Worker Center! Come by THIS WEEK Mon-Thu, 7am-5pm for your 1st, 2nd dose, or booster. Or get a PCR/ rapid test. Together we can keep our comunidad healthy! 💪🏽✨💉
A 22-year-old NYPD officer has died & another is fighting for his life. Praying for his recovery.
Our hearts are with their loved ones and colleagues, and with the family that called for help tonight.
We have an epidemic of gun violence in this city, and it has to end.
Joined with @NICE4Workers on La Parada this morning to hear directly from day laborers.
They shared how COVID-19 increased wage theft and worker abuse.
We need to invest in community groups like NICE who provide worker protections.
Join RAP and Jeanette Lizelle from @NYSLabor to learn about current Covid updates, and what to do if you need to take time off for Covid related issues, from testing and vaccination to quarantine or isolation. RSVP to join us on Thu, January 27, 6-8 PM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeq53lCMscdjllyci647EfSsjWEA1cH45ZPfGpnsaoyQWeOA/viewform
I was honestly disgusted to hear the testimonies of many employers yesterday. Workers deserve safe working conditions and living wages. Truly, your profit margin is not more important than workers’ lives. #farmworkerovertime https://twitter.com/NYCOSH/status/1484545837665591304
✅Working in jobs with overtime schedules was associated with a 61% higher injury hazard rate compared to jobs without overtime
We cannot put profits over people in New York State. We can and must do better. #farmworkerovertime
Yesterday's farmworker wage board hearing taught us many things, mainly that safety is not a priority for many of the employers and employers' associations that testified. Let's review the facts.
✅ Long working hours adversely affect the health and wellbeing of workers. (1/2)
It is with deep regret that the UFA announces the passing of Active Firefighter Chris Viviano of Ladder 157.
Chris valiantly served NYC and this Department for the last 23 years, and responded to countless fires and emergencies, was on the job on 9/11.
.@TheChiefLeader @fdny confirms the death of Firefighter Christopher P. Viviano, 53 from #COVID . He was a 22-year FDNY veteran serving on 9/11 WTC. 16 FDNY employees have died from the virus. Close to 400 NYC civil servants have died during the pandemic. @CentralLaborNYC
Charlene Obernauer of @NYCOSH :
Long working hours affect the health of farmworkers, 61% higher injury rates compared to other jobs with overtime of 40hrs, injury rates increase by hours worked per week. Will be sharing health/safety studies w/ @NYSLabor
First up: the successes that COSH groups are having across the country. In NY @NYCOSH won passage of the HERO Act, expanding workers’ right to have a real say on the job by forming health and safety committees. Check out some more worker wins here:
We need to ensure that workers know about how to file for workers' compensation if they've been made sick as a result of COVID-19 exposure.
NEW: ED @MaritzaSf responds to @GovKathyHochul's budget: "This is a step in the right direction, as the winter surge has proven that the pandemic is far from over. However, a holistic approach that includes enforcement, training, outreach, and investment in ventilation is key."
#NeverForget that 9/11 affected children of all ages. If you were in daycare or were a student in the NYC Disaster Area on or after 9/11, learn more about Survivor eligibility in the #WTCHealthProgram: https://www.cdc.gov/wtc/interest_ya.html
Last week, @POTUS announced that our administration will purchase an additional 500 million at-home COVID-tests.
Today, we delivered. Get your free at-home COVID-19 test here:
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Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
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guía de @CovidStr8Talk y @NYCOSH brinda pautas informadas por científicos y sindicatos para crear políticas de seguridad COVID en el trabajo.
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Today's SCOTUS decision is a major setback to the health and safety of workers across the country.
@OSHA_DOL stands by the Vaccination and Testing ETS as the best way to protect the nation’s workforce from this deadly virus: COVID-19.
First, the @CDCgov shrinks the #covid19 quarantine to satisfy employers demands, then @USSupremeCourt throws out @POTUS @OSHA_DOL effort to protect workers from the deadly virus. @NYCOSH @Sen_Gounardes @jessicaramos @nynurses @ALIGNny @NICE4Workers @WBAI
By watering down COVID self-isolation period, CDC defers to commerce
”When you [cut] back your safety standards in such a transparent way, a science agency just loses credibility"
These resources help you navigate dangerous situations on your job site, your rights as a worker, and safety concerns relevant to your job. Resources also address the legal regulations concerning worker health and will help you take action to enforce your rights, keeping yourself and your workplace as safe as possible.
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