Today’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinar Postponed

Dear friends and allies, I lament to report that we are forced into the position of postponing the scheduled English webinar today, How Workers are Impacted by Coronavirus, COVID19 – Spanish webinar TBD. The webinar service provider is down! We have no control over this and speaks to the amount of folks using remote/virtual services. … [Read more…]

Proximo Seminario Web Gratuito Sobre el Proximo Coronavirun (COVID-19)

Por favor, unase a nosotros para este importante seminario web sobre los trabajadores y el Coronavisus (COVID-19) – y compartir con sus redes! Cómo lxs trabajadorxs se ven afectadxs por el Coronavirus (COVID-19) Jueves, 19 de marzo a las 3pm PT/5pm CT/6pm ET Entrenamiento virtual, organizando por National COSH Este seminario cubrirá: las precauciones, los … [Read more…]

FREE Upcoming Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinar

Please join us for this important webinar on workers and the Novel Coronavirus – and share with your networks! How Workers are Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thursday, March 19 at 1pm PT/ 3pm CT/ 4pm ET Webinar hosted by National COSH This webinar will cover: precautions, worker rights, resources, and how to take action! … [Read more…]

COVID-19 Resources For Workers

While we continue to learn more about COVID-19, there is still a lot we don’t know and we are looking to reputable health organizations and our healthcare and first-responders for up-to-date information. Generally speaking, take care of your health and protect others by: (a) thoroughly cleaning your hands often; (b) avoid touching eyes, nose and … [Read more…]

International COVID-19 Response

The following COVID-19 resources and information have been released by international news agencies and foriegn governments. All linked resource is located on its originating website. By following the link you are leaving the WisCOSH Website. European European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Geographical Distribution of 2019 nCov Cases World Health Organization (WHO) A Guide … [Read more…]

State COVID-19 Resources

The following COVID-19 resources have been released by state or local agencies. All linked resource is located on its originating website. By following the link you are leaving the WisCOSH Website. WI State Agencies Dept. of Corrections (DOC) COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Home Dept. of Health Services (DHS) 2020-03-12 Gov. Evers Declares Public Health Emergency Due … [Read more…]

US Federal Government COVID-19 Resources

The following COVID-19 resources have been released by US Federal agencies. All linked resource is located on its originating website. By following the link you are leaving the WisCOSH Website. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19 Updated Guidance on Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) … [Read more…]

Union COVID-19 Resources

The following COVID-19 resources have been released by union health and safety departments. All linked resource is located on its originating website. By following the link you are leaving the WisCOSH Website. International and National Union resources: AFL–CIO Urge OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard for Infectious Diseases American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Resources … [Read more…]

Big Rush For Teen Workers, Little Time For Health And Safety

WisCOSH has noticed a concerning trend over the last several years: creating pipelines for teen workers in their senior year to get them into technical schools quicker and out into the workforce. WisCOSH has no issue with teens working or getting more education, however, the plans put forth so far have shown little time spent … [Read more…]

Workers Lose Life, Businesses Reap Prophits

It’s another day. Just like any other day. A worker dies on the job every 14 minutes of the day. All day. Another family loses an income. A father or mother. A son or daughter. A neighbor. A friend. Then there are the workers exposed to hazardous materials on the job and die slowly over … [Read more…]

Worker and Consumer Health and Safety to be at Increased Risk

The USDA continues to push forward with it’s proposal to “modernize poultry slaughter“. From their own headline this proposal is more about helping increase business profits with some marginal “gains” for taxpayers. Their headline blares out “$90 million over 3 years” as the benefit to taxpayers while citing “$256 million annually” for business. If my … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]