A little more than a week after a crane collapse in lower Manhattan killed a man sitting in his parked car, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced bigger fines for construction companies that violate safety regulations.
NYCOSH wants safety violators to face criminal charges
May 12, 2015
Although construction accounts for less than four percent of the jobs in New York City, it represents 20 percent of the on-the-job deaths, according to a report released yesterday by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH).
Hazardous exposure to bodily fluids, bloodborne pathogens, unlabeled chemical cleaners, diesel emissions, temperature extremes and ear-splitting noise has put contracted airport workers at risk, according to a report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). The report confirmed the many dangerous, yet preventable, working conditions that workers at JFK and LaGuardia airports have complained about for years.
A study being used by the construction industry to support a bid to change New York’s century-old Scaffold Law is tainted, according to opponents of the revisions, who say it was heavily edited by the business interests who funded it.
A report released by the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) indicates that construction is the deadliest industry in the state, and that immigrants comprise half of all construction deaths.
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.
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.
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.