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Report says government ignored health risks to Ground Zero cleanup workers

NYCOSH calls for major changes in disaster response
April 21, 2014

Contending that government inaction contributed to the health problems of those who responded to the collapse of the World Trade Center, an advocacy group is calling for substantial changes in the way the government handles disasters.


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New York City grassroots safety group gets new executive director

January 8, 2014

On January 2,Charlene Obernauer stepped into retiring executive director Joel Shufro's size large shoes at the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health. Obernauer spent the past four years running another coalition-based labor advocacy group, Long Island Jobs with Justice.


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Well-known safety activist stepping down

Joel Shufro retiring after 34 years at NYCOSH
May 30, 2013

After 34 years as Executive Director of the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), safety activist Joel Shufro is retiring. Shufro has headed up the organization for most of its 31-year history, growing it into a membership encompassing approximately 200 local unions and 300 individuals.


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NY OSH group uses Facebook to enhance storm cleanup safety

November 7, 2012

An occupational safety and health organization is using Facebook as an information clearinghouse for those working to clean up the East Coast after Superstorm Sandy.


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