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
Maria, a 61-year-old mango vendor, dreams of stability - being able to get a permit, growing her business.
But instead of a pathway to entrepreneurship, she's been hit w/ >$10,000 in city fines.
She deserves an opportunity to formalize her biz. We need a just recovery for all.
Construction is already a hazardous profession, but in New York, it is becoming more dangerous. Even with the Scaffold Law in place. Still, many developers want to eliminate this law. via @DocumentedNY @CnDelarosa @NICE4Workers @NYCOSH
Developers Want to Make One Of NYC's Most Dangerous Jobs Even Riskier
The Scaffold Law requires that workers have lifesaving equipment. The real estate industry wants to do away with that basic requirement.
Working New Yorkers are the backbone of our state's economy and deserve a workers' compensation system that prioritizes their health and safety, not the needs of insurance companies.
Today, we held a rally with @ManhattanDA Vance, @NYC_DOI, & @NYCOSH to announce the return of over $100k in stolen wages to 18 #immigrant workers. We will continue to work together as the economy reopens from the #COVID19 pandemic to fight for workers & #EndWageTheft! #SiSePuede
Doctors with the #WTCHealthProgram are experts in identifying and treating 9/11-related conditions, even those like cancer that can show up 20 years later. If you were there, find out if you’re eligible for benefits. https://www.cdc.gov/wtc/apply.html
We’re out here with @NICE4Workers to celebrate the @ManhattanDA recovery of $112,000 for low wage workers.
Save time when applying to the #WTCHealthProgram. Fill out and submit your application online, including your required supporting documentation. It’s secure, convenient, and easy! Get started at http://oasis.cdc.gov
Lainie worked in lower Manhattan—both on 9/11 and in the weeks that followed. The dust cloud left her with serious health problems. This is her story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhX8cJ-zeXM #WTCHealthProgram
#PTSD is not a flaw. It can be a normal response to an extraordinary event like #September11th.
Learn more about mental health coverage in the #WTCHealthProgram and get important resources: https://www.cdc.gov/wtc/mentalhealth.html
This year on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we honor all those lost on that tragic day, and all those who have succumbed to 9/11 illnesses following their service.
Dr. Fauci on hospitals: "In certain areas of the country, [you're] getting so close to having full occupancy that you're gonna be in a situation where you're gonna have to make some very tough choices."
Solidarity with nurses everywhere, who will always be our heroes.
By implementing the NY HERO Act as intended as one of the early acts of her administration, Governor Hochul is demonstrating through swift action her commitment to the safety of all workers throughout the state.
“Coming into the #WTCHealthProgram has provided me hope. They can understand my symptoms, and they can understand what I’m going through…I highly recommend anyone who was down there to come in and get the treatment they deserve … this is medical treatment that saves lives.”
Heat is killing Texas workers. An OSHA heat standard would save lives. But right now there is no federal requirement to provide water, rest or shade, no matter how high the temperature. It is that simple. And that tragic. https://twitter.com/JimGMorris/status/1435285845087604745
This is why we need a temperature standard in NYS.
The only way to stop abuses of undocumented workers in construction is to publicize cases of fatalities, but secrecy surrounds this industry.
@NYCOSH @Charlene_Amber @NICE4Workers @workersjusticep @NDLON @jessicaramos @CnDelarosa
Nobody Knows A Worker Died At This $1.4 Billion Apartment Project
A construction worker death happened at a luxury apartment building that costs $10,000 per square foot. The developer only faced a small fine.
Congratulations to our Executive Director, @Charlene_Amber for her inclusion on the @CityandStateNY Labor Power 100 list, and congrats to all of the other NYCOSH friends and board members on the list!
This Labor Day, celebrate workers by protecting their safety - op-Ed on the importance of protective legislation by NYCOSH ED @Charlene_Amber
This Labor Day, Celebrate Workers By Ensuring Their Safety
Workers (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) For the past 18 months, essential workers have heroically ...
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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