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! After each successful completion of any training sessions, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Reducing Infectious Disease including Covid-19 in the Workplace Monday June 27, 2022 | 5 PM | Registration and more info here! With infection rates on the rise again, it's important to make sure you have the tools to stay safe on the job from COVID and infectious diseases in general. This course was designed for learners…
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Workers Memorial Day Fatality List

For our 2022 Workers Memorial Day program, as we do every year, we compiled a list of workers who died from work related injury or illness in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.  We're grateful for the assistance of OSHA Region 2 and Region 3 for their help with this endeavor. The 2022 (covering the period from the beginning of 2021 through April of 2022) can be found here. (The data is also available in CSV format: Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey. The Fatality list for the 2020 through 2021 period is available here.)
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Free OSHA Trainings in March

Free OSHA Trainings in March

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! After each successful completion of any training sessions, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Reducing Infectious Disease including Covid-19 in the Workplace Thursday March 17, 2022 | 9 AM – 12:00 PM | Register here Thursday March 24, 2022 | 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Register here This course was designed for learners to be introduced to various infectious diseases that may become occupational hazards. In this climate of…
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OSHA Announces a New Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing

OSHA Announces a New Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing

  OSHA announced a new Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing. Here are four things you need to know: Employers with at least 100 employees will be required to adopt a mandatory vaccination policy unless they adopt a policy requiring unvaccinated workers to undergo weekly testing and wear a face covering at work. Covered employers must provide paid time for workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine and ensure workers have paid sick leave to recover from any side effects that prevent them from working. Employers must comply with most provisions by 30 days after the date of publication in…
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2021 PhilaPOSH Awardees

We're excited to announce the honorees for our 37th Annual Awards Program, which will be held on November 12, 2021. ANGELIC LOWE & TRACI GOLDSTEIN: OUTSTANDING HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM AWARD Angelic Lowe is the Health and Safety Awareness Educator for the Laborers District Council Benefits Funds. She is dedicated to serving their members and families. The focus of the program includes educational health and wellness of children and families, as it relates to nutrition, exercise, stress management, mental health awareness, and all aspects of safety. She also schedules and organize local union wellness visits consisting primarily of health screenings.…
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National Agenda for Worker Safety and Health

Rights and protections we need now On February 3, PHILAPOSH joined with National COSH and over 100 worker groups to release the National Agenda for Worker Safety and Health. Developed by workers, unions, safety advocates, and worker organizations, the agenda brings together ideas based on real experience in our workplaces to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and other hazards in our workplaces.   Around the country, and here in Pennsylvania, there have been multiple COVID-19 outbreaks among retail, food processing, childcare, nursing home workers, and many others. Until now, the response to the pandemic from employers and our government has been…
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OSHA Basics: Your Rights on the Job

Steps to Take For Reporting Unsafe Work Conditions The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970 is a United States labor law that governs occupational health and safety in both the federal government and private sector. Congress enacted OSHA in 1970, and it was signed into law by President Richard Nixon. It was enacted to ensure employees have safe and healthy working conditions by establishing standards and enforcing those standards be complied with regarding training, education, outreach, and assistance. OSHA Standards OSHA standards are rules that describe the process that employers must use to ensure that their workers…
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Jim Moran

We are saddened to announce that Jim Moran, co-founder and long-time executive director of PhilaPOSH, has passed. Jim's tireless activism and organizing helped build PhilaPOSH and the national health and safety movement into what they are today. His loss is incredibly difficult, but we're honored to continue his work. You can read more about his life and accomplishments here: https://www.inquirer.com/obituaries/james-moran-philaposh-20201125.html
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Register Now for Awards Night 2020

This year, more than any we can remember, has threatened working people's safety on the job. As always, our annual Awards Night program honors those workers and activists who have fought hard for occupational safety and health. While we can't meet in person, we are still recognizing the essential workers who are fighting on the front lines for their safety and our own. This year's virtual Awards Night will be free to "attend" for all. If you're able to support our work by donating or purchasing an ad in our digital ad book, you can do so at this link.…
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Chemical Exposure Trainings with PhilaPOSH and NJWEC

PREVENTING EXPOSURES TO WORKPLACE CHEMICALS WEBINARWhen: Monday, October 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmREGISTER HERECo-Sponsored by PhilaPOSH and WEC Employers must protect their workers from exposure to hazardous chemicals used for cleaning and disinfection. Employers should be aware that common sanitizers and sterilizers could contain hazardous chemicals. Where workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals, employers must comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication standard (in general industry, 29 CFR 1910.1200), Personal Protective Equipment standards (in general industry 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I) and other applicable OSHA chemical standards. Employers have a responsibility under OSHA’s HazCom Standard to educate and train employees about the…
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