Excellent and downloadable resource: Protect Your Health and Safety at Work–HERE’S HOW
Midstate Council for Occupational Safety and Health (MCOSH)
The Midstate Council for Occupational Safety and Health (MCOSH) is a strong supporter of our work. MCOSH provides considerable funding for the TCWC to provide Occupational Health and Safety Trainings.
701 W. State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Ergonomics is the practice of improving the comfort, safety, and satisfaction of people at work. Ergonomic programs decrease musculoskeletal injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, lower back, neck, arm and shoulder problems. Ergonomics can help all workers find the most comfortable, safest way to work.
If workers suffer from any of the following problems during or after a day of work then they may benefit from an ergonomic assessment and training: headaches, shoulder pain, sore neck, wrist pain, tingling hands, elbow problems or bad back.
For a free consultation, please contact MCOSH (see above).
For diagnosis and identification of workplace related health issues
6712 Brooklawn Parkway, Suite 204
Syracuse NY 13211
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is the largest independent asbestos victims’ organization in the U.S. It was founded in 2004 to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice, to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and to work towards a global asbestos ban. ADAO is dedicated to preventing consumer, environmental and occupational asbestos-caused diseases through national and international education, advocacy, and community initiatives.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Syracuse OSHA office: (315) 451-0808
National COSH (Council for Occupational Safety and Health)
The National COSH is a federation of local and statewide “COSH” groups—Committees /Coalitions on Occupational Safety and Health. COSH groups are private, non-profit coalitions of labor unions, health and technical professionals, and others interested in promoting and advocating for worker health and safety.
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
16 Deaths per Day
There are 16 workplace deaths in the United States every day. Under current Federal law, willfully contributing to the death of an employee is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum prison sentence of six months and a maximum fine of $70,000. Even with these weak penalties, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) rarely refers such cases to the Department of Justice for prosecution, so those employers that knowingly allow their employees to work under dangerous conditions are rarely held accountable. In fact, current laws are so weak that millions of dollars of penalties to victim’s families have not been paid — in those rare cases when violators are penalized at all. Watch the video at
New York Healthy Schools
Healthy Schools Network, Inc. is a national environmental health organization that does research, information, education, coalition-building and advocacy to ensure that every child has a healthy learning environment that is clean and in good repair.
Promoting Industrial Workers’ Health Through Quitting Smoking
QuitDay.org, has a great guide on promoting industrial workers’ health through quitting smoking.
American Lung Association, who also supports QuitDay’s cause.