Every year at this time [Feb. 1] OSHA requires employers to post the OSHA Form 300-A. It must remain posted until April 30. This is printed on the forms. The Standard that applies is 29 CFR 1904.32. It reads [in part]: 1904.32(a): Basic requirement. At the end of each calendar year, you must: 1904.32(a)(1): Review … [Read more…]
For nearly a year WisCOSH has been working on it’s web presence to better serve it’s membership and workers in general. WisCOSH has redesigned it’s website to better take advantage of HTML5 and it’s native support for audio, video and more. This is the third major design iteration WisCOSH has launched since first going online … [Read more…]
Over this past summer and fall WisCOSH has received a number of phone calls concerning work being done as part of the KK River Project. WisCOSH has made several attempts to find work being done but until this week had not come upon an “active worksite” – meaning that work was taking place at the … [Read more…]
Thursday, December 13, 2012 ATU Local 998 Hall – 734 N. 26th St, Milwaukee, WI WisCOSH invites all workers, worker representatives and advocates to join us as we commemorate 34 years of helping make WI’s workplaces safer and healthier. Activities include: Report on WisCOSH’s actions over the past year Information on 3rd year of the … [Read more…]
December 6th & 7th The Maritime Institute, Baltimore, MD This conference brings together workers, activists and professionals for two days of interactive educational sessions and networking to advance the workplace health and safety movement. Last year’s conference featured some 30 different workshop topics and over 50 presenters. This years conference will build on that experience … [Read more…]
Welcome to the relaunching and repurposing of WisCOSH’s blog. It is our intention to facilitate communication between Wisconsin’s workers, employers, communities and State and Federal agencies about workplace safety & health issues affecting them. WisCOSH hopes to post information here on a timely basis so that you have the ability to have greater input and influence over the workplace health and safety issues you face.
To that end the WisCOSH Website has been undergoing some remodeling and updating. WisCOSH is working to ensure that it’s website is …
When workers need help with workplace safety or health issues they can rely on WisCOSH‘s Resource Directory to help them find out who and where to go to for that help. WisCOSH packs it full of contact information [phone numbers, e-mail and website addresses] on a wide variety of workplace safety and health issues. Every … [Read more…]
During the National Worker Safety & Health Conference and Summit lunch hour break UMWA President Cecil Roberts spoke to the workers, union leadership and OHS professionals and actvists assembled about the recently released report, it’s findings concerning the Big Branch Mine explosion, and worker safety and health on the job. Mr. Roberts doesn’t mince words and laid the blame directly at Don Blankenship’s feet and the feet of the other Executive Officers and the members of the Board of Directors for Massey Energy.
I would like to thank all of you who have stopped by WisCOSH whether in person or at our website or this blog. This past summer WisCOSH has had many new visitors to our website, to this blog and the many events that WisCOSH hosted, participated in, spoke at and those WisCOSH visited. Especially Worker’s … [Read more…]
It’s nothing new. The kid gloves came off long ago but it’s been getting more open and prevalent. Workplace safety and health standards have been on the chopping block for the past seven years. But that is nothing new either. A worker’s guaranteed right to a safe and healthy workplace has been picked at and … [Read more…]
Rooftop event July l7 hopes to raise $70,000 for three nonprofits includes all CSGM groups! Community Shares and its member organizations are one of three nonprofit groups selected to receive donations at a special downtown 11th story rooftop fundraising event, organized and hosted by Carl Templer. The event is titled 7-17-70 because Templer hopes … [Read more…]
While a date has not yet been set WisCOSH has begun planning some very special activities to commemorate 30 years of helping workers and businesses make workplaces safer and healthier. WisCOSH is looking to have a very special evening this year for our Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner this fall. As a part of our … [Read more…]
WisCOSH is a member of Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee and has been since it was known as AChoice. Most Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee agencies are locally based (though some are state wide) focus on social, economic and environmental justice issues in Milwaukee and around the state of Wisconsin. Community Shares and it’s member … [Read more…]
That’s right, the National COSH Conference will be hosted by WisCOSH this year and held in Milwaukee, WI from Wednesday, November 12th to Saturday, November 15th, 2008. The conference is a part of the Vulnerable Workers Grant and moves it’s location each year. At one time the conference was held in conjunction with the National … [Read more…]
The 3rd Quarter of the long running, Dept. of Labor funded (via OSHA’s Susan Harwood Institutional Competency Building Grant program), Vulnerable Workers Training Grant ended June 30th, 2008 and WisCOSH was able to provide training to over 260 people since April 1st! During this quarter WisCOSH was able to provide training and information on worker’s … [Read more…]
Although it got a late start to it this year WisCOSH has been continuing to provide training and outreach to vulnerable workers under OSHA’s Susan Harwood Grant. WisCOSH has many training classes available under this grant including : Basic OSHA Rights; Workplace Safety & Health Rights for Teen Workers; Identifying Workplace Hazards & Body Mapping; … [Read more…]
WisCOSH has joined Central New York COSH (CNYCOSH) on their Susan Harwood Targeted Topic Training Grant. WisCOSH is replacing a COSH group that had to drop out. This is WisCOSH’s first partnership with CNYCOSH and will be working with NYCOSH (New York City COSH) and ConnectiCOSH to provide training to B&C Trade Workers on OSHA’s … [Read more…]
Welcome the WisCOSH Web Blog! Here you’ll find out about WisCOSH’s recent activities and events.