Since 1975 the mission of PHILAPOSH has been “the prevention of injury, disease and death on the job through information, education, technical assistance and political action.”

About Us


We are unions, health and legal professionals working together since 1975 for a safe and protected workplace as well as for the rights of injured workers.

Organized in 1975, the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health (PhilaPOSH) was the second organization formed in the United States by unions, health and legal professionals that focused on health and safety issues faced by workers and their unions.

Over the past 45 years, we have provided assistance to hundreds of unions and thousands of workers, both union and non-union.

Our Board of Directors is comprised of 20 organized labor representatives who oversee the operation of PhilaPOSH.

Become a Part of PHILAPOSH

Individuals can become a part of PhilaPOSH by contributing “membership” dues annually. Click the icon to join.

Working Together

Unions/organizations become part of PhilaPOSH by contributing “sponsor” dues annually. Click the icon to join.

Political Action

PhilaPOSH has a national reputation for innovative approaches to organizing political pressure on city, state and federal legislators to pass new laws and regulations that would give workers more rights to safe jobs.

How we can help


Need a Lawyer? PhilaPOSH collects information from lawyers who practice in areas relevant to the workers we serve: worker’s compensation, employment law, immigration law, discrimination and harassment law, union law, and more.
Philaposh Photo by Paul Gottlieb


All workers should take precautions to limit the impact of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The risk of contracting and transmitting coronavirus, as with any infectious disease, is elevated for senior citizens & healthcare workers.

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Recent News Updates

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Free OSHA Trainings in June

Free OSHA Trainings in June

This month, we'll be offering open virtual sessions of our two free OSHA training topics on the following. Please register now to let us know if you will attend...

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