Fighting for Safe Jobs
There is nothing more important than staying safe on the job. Our lives depend on it. That is why, as AFSCME members, we have access to some of the best workplace health and safety resources available. Training programs and technical assistance emphasize strategies that involve workers and staff in identifying and solving workplace problems. AFSCME has also played a leading role in winning job safety rights to protect workers from asbestos, infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, and other hazards.
Home health care providers are at high risk from injury as they care for their clients and loved ones. Get the facts about injury rates and risk factors in home health care. Please join us in this informative webinar as we define ergonomics and discuss strategies to keep both workers and patients safe.
This webinar will take place at 1pm and 4pm EDT on Tuesday, April 11. It is made possible through the Department of Labor Susan Harwood grant #SH-27635-5 and presented through the AFSCME Training and Education Institute (ATEI) and the AFSCME Education Department.
About Ebola »
AFSCME members are on the frontlines providing vital healthcare services to the public, including patient care, emergency medical response, hospital triage and environmental cleaning services. Here's what you should know.
OSHA’s new Ebola Web page provides guidance for protecting workers from exposure to the Ebola virus.
The CDC's ebola page has information on the 2014 outbreak and resources for healthcare workers and institutions.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has published two guidance documents on its new hazard communication standard for chemicals: a fact sheet on employer training requirements, and a brief for chemical receivers, chemical purchasers and trainers which explains the new labeling elements and what information must appear on a label as well as describing what pictograms are and how to use them. Review the documents at the links below.
- Oct 07 Register for the 2016 National Conference on Worker Safety and Health Come to the premier U.S. gathering for safety and health activists. Dec. 6-8 in Baltimore,... (COSH)
- Aug 30 FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major... (Yahoo! News)
- Aug 25 Advice for people living in or traveling to South Florida
- Sep 11 NYCOSH and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Release New Report Documenting Evolution of Responders’ Illnesses 14 Years After 9/11 As Advocates Fight for Renewal of 9/11 Health Act, New Medical Accounts of 9/11 Responders... (New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health)
- Apr 29 OSHA unveils new "It's The Law" poster To help ensure that workers have a voice in their workplaces and the protection they... (OHSA)
- Apr 21 Our Nation's Pay Policies Are Due for a Checkup The United States is one of the only developed nations in the world where workers... (The Huffington Post)
- Mar 18 We Must Stand with Law Enforcement Officers It is a mistake to think it's the role of police officers alone to fix... (Huffington Post)
- Feb 13 OSHA reminds employers to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summary February through April OSHA is reminding covered employers to post OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes the total number...
- Feb 13 Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: Reporting Fatalities and Severe Injuries OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries that all employers must report... (OSHA)
- Mar 07AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Passing of Deputy Kevin Haverly
- Jan 26AFSCME Letter Opposing the Nomination of Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor
- Jul 01AFSCME Letter to House Urging Congress to Provide Emergency Funding to Combat the Zika Virus
- Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs
- Health and Hardship: Stories from 9/11’s Unsung Heroes
- OHSA Guidelines for Prevention Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers
- 2014 Updates to OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule
- Health & Safety Training Program
- Dress for Success: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)