Occupational Health & Safety Resources

Excellent and downloadable resource: Protect Your Health and Safety at Work–HERE’S HOW

Midstate Council for Occupational Safety and Health (MCOSH)

Occupational Health Clinical Center

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.