DAY ONE: Once again it’s early December so that means that it’s time for the National COSH Conference. A time when all the COSH groups from across the country gather to discuss our activities during the year, our successes and challenges, look forward to what is looming on the OHS horizon, give direction to and … [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…]
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.
In response to the increase in random violent assaults (i.e. the knock out game) WisCOSH has designed a workshop to educate workers to recognize and neutralize an imminent assault. The workshop covers employers legal responsibility to eliminate all recognized hazards from the workplace which includes bullies, sexual predators and intruders. Also covered are recommendations from … [Read more…]