Are You Ready For The Next Pandemic?

Now that the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic is over (it’s not) are you ready for the next pandemic? Not if the current Healthcare Infection Control Practices Committee (HICPAC) of the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) has their way. As we felt our way blindly through the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic we rediscovered evidence … [Read more…]

Hazardous Materials Transportation and Your Community’s Safety

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023 WisCOSH trainer Jim Schultz will be presenting an overview of the D.O.T.‘s HAZMAT 1st Responder Awareness Level training that WisCOSH offers. The presentation will begin at 7pm CDT. This presentation is being given in cooperation with 350MKE which is a local group of concerned community environmental activists. The presentation is … [Read more…]

OSHA Reopens Public Comment Period for Proposed Heat Standard

Workers have long known that hot and or cold conditions in the workplace affect their ability to perform their work duties safely without harm to themselves, their coworkers, their workplace and their work. The Dept. of Labor has also recognized this and has attempted to rectify the situation through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s … [Read more…]

Rescheduled: Workers & COVID-19 Webinar

[Mensaje Bilingüe – Español Abajo] As you may know, because the original webinar platform malfunctioned precisely at the time that our Workers & COVID-19 Webinars were scheduled for, we sadly had to postpone both of them. We are sorry for any inconvenience this caused to you and your plans. On brighter news: We have a … [Read more…]

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…]

Infectious Disease Response Update!

With the recent outbreak of the Novel Corona Virus (which causes COVID-19) around the world workers will soon find themselves on the front lines of a potential pandemic. Will you know how it is transmitted? Will you know the proper means of identifying potential, probable and definate infected persons or items in your vicinity? Will … [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…]

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…]

Workplace Tragedy At Miller/Coors Brewery In Milwaukee

WisCOSH is deeply saddened by yesterday’s horrific events at Miller Brewery in Milwaukee’s valley. We mourn the tragic and senseless loss of life of six workers. We encourage any workers, family members and survivors that need help to seek it as soon as you are able. If you are unsure where you can turn please … [Read more…]

Workplace Violence & Bullying Prevention: A Workshop

While WisCOSH is deeply saddened by the recent tragedy at the Miller Brewing facility in Milwaukee we are also extremely upset that given the continued and increasing incidence of workplace bullying, sexual assault and violence there remain so many major employers that are completely unprepared for such a situation. While OSHA has yet to issue … [Read more…]

WisCOSH Adds D.O.T. HazMat 1st Responder Trainings

  If you saw the following warning placards on vehicles at your workplace, or driving through your neighborhood, which one placard should you be most concerned about?        When Your Job Is Transporting Hazardous Materials Accidents Are An Issue Knowing OSHA and D.O.T. Regulations Can Save Lives WisCOSH is currently able to offer … [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…]

WisCOSH Now Able To Provide Infectious Disease Response Training

Thanks to the continuing agreement between the National COSH and the International Chemical Workers Union Council‘s Center for Worker Health & Safety Education, in Cincinnati OH, WisCOSH has been able to once again increase the training it is able to offer. We can now train workers and employers about the necessity to have an infectious … [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…]