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. The Philadelphia Department of Health, Read More
PhilaPOSH seeks to hire a full time trainer/organizer to develop and deliver health and safety training, to meet grant funded training goals, and to support workers’ leadership development around health and safety.The position includes conducting active outreach to unions, worker Read More
Cleaning and Disinfecting Training PhilaPOSH, Connecticut Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (ConnectiCOSH), and Northeast NY Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NENYCOSH), with support from the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), have joined efforts to Read More
We condemn the shocking and horrible death of George Floyd, as well as the systems and history of institutional racism that led to his and so many other unfathomable deaths of Black and Brown people in the United States. Racism Read More
Workers must be included in safety plans, say health experts, as wave of walkouts leads to new protections LOS ANGELES – “My co-workers are getting sick and we know this disease can be fatal,” says Sofia, a pseudonym for a Read More
Our annual service honoring those who have died at work in the Tri-State Area and elsewhere has been postponed. Please check back soon for updates.
The CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released a useful explainer on differences between two types of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) being used by medical and other workers during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis: surgical masks and N95 Read More
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News We’ve shared some useful resources on coronavirus precautions and prevention here. To keep informed on new coronavirus developments, statistics, and breaking news, you can use this site, which collects information from a range of news sources.
One of PhilaPOSH’s major efforts for the past several years has been our free Fall Prevention training program. Falls from heights are one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities: this recent piece in The Guardian took a look at Read More
Our annual membership meeting will be held on Saturday, February 29! The meeting will feature guest speakers Nicole Kilgerman from the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance and Danielle Newsome, Labor Liasion at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. If you wish to Read More