About the Committee
The Health and Safety Committee meets on a regular basis to share information and strategies and to coordinate education and advocacy work on a range of issues. Committee participation is open to all affiliates. Our goal is to bring resources to bear on issues affecting member unions. To that end we organize educational workshops and conferences and convene subcommittees on specific issues or projects.
In the past several years we have:
- Hosted conferences on workers compensation issues that have combined nuts and bolts training with speakers from state agencies. With workers compensation benefits in transition, this has been a particularly timely project.
- Held class series on occupational health and safety topics—from legal rights issues to workplace violence, indoor air quality hazards and other issues.
- Organized committees around ergonomics issues – Safe Patient Handling in particular – indoor air quality and disaster response issues.