2012 National Worker H&S Conference

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 year’s conference will build on that experience … [Read more…]

Welcome To Toolbox Talks!

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 …

WisCOSH 2012 Resource Directory

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…]

Cecil Roberts [UMWA President] at National Worker Health and Safety Summit and Conference

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.

The War on the Worker Continues

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…]

A Unique, Fun Way to Help Support WisCOSH

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…]

WisCOSH is a Member Agency of Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee

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…]

WisCOSH to Host Annual COSH Conference

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…]

3rd Quarter for Vulnerable Workers Training Grant Ends

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…]

Vulnerable Worker’s Grant Training

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…]