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Openings on Labor-supported Safety and Health Board

Openings on Labor-supported Safety and Health Board

The Midstate Council for Occupational Safety and Health began in 1989 to advocate for workplace health and safety with the Tompkins Cortland Labor Coalition. The Labor Coalition later became the Midstate Labor Council. 

Most of our Board members date from that time, and we are looking for allies to carry on this vital work. We are encouraging women, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC community members to apply. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact or call (607) 275-9560.

Below are some notable milestones from our organization’s history:

  • 1991: Empowered UAW Local 1326 members to walk out of chemical exposure in a Clean Room forcing Pall Trinity to clean it up.
  •  Early 2000’s: Produced newsletters on workplace hazards for healthcare, construction, and office workers.
  • 2009 to Present: Trained farmworkers at three dozen area farms to identify and control hazards; part of the coalition that enacted the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act.
  • 1988 to Present: Provided ergonomics training for 4,000 area workers through NYS Dept. of Labor Hazard Abatement Board grants.

2015 to Present: Engaged dozens of teen Peer Leaders through our Teens Lead at Work program and provided them with mentorship and training to facilitate workplace health and safety seminars for their peers.

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