Occupational Health & Safety Resources

MESF

The MESF is a strong supporter of our work. MESF provides considerable funding for the TCWC to provide Occupational Health and Safety Trainings.

(607) 277-5670

123 S Cayuga St

Ithaca, NY 14850

Ithaca Ergonomics

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 Greg Shaw at Ithaca Ergonomics, 607-277-5670, or visit website at www.ithacaergonomics.com

Occupational Health Clinical Center

For diagnosis and identification of workplace related health issues

6712 Brooklawn Parkway, Suite 204

Syracuse NY 13211

315-432-8899

800-432-9590

cnyohcc@upstate.edu

www.upstate.edu/cnyohcc

Interfaith Worker Justice

Interfaith Worker Justice provides considerable support to making our Occupational Health and Safety Trainings possible.

www.iwj.org/issues/health-and-safety

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.

www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

www.osha.gov

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.

www.coshnetwork.org

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health

www.nycosh.org

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

16deathsperday.com

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.

www.healthyschools.org

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