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
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
On January 13th, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) announced that they had successfully begun testing for asbestos at Carnell Elementary. This came after scheduled testing was delayed, forcing teachers and students to decide whether to come into school without Read More
We will be holding our annual Workers Memorial Day Program on Friday, April 24th. Every year, PhilaPOSH gathers injured workers, union members, lawyers, and health and safety professionals to honor those who have died on the job. Tragically, thousands of Read More