March 22, 2017
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell
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Buffalo, NY – The Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH), a Buffalo-headquartered organization that advocates for Worker Safety across the Western New York Region, has joined a nationwide campaign to advance a Workplace Safety Agenda Action.
The campaign – Protecting Workers’ Lives And Limbs, was convened by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) and has been endorsed by 92 groups across the United States, including WNYCOSH. Their comprehensive platform for strong Worker Safety Protections, advocates say, can save Workers’ lives and reduce costs to employers.
Communication with elected officials is considered to be “urgent,” WNYCOSH Program Director Brian Brown-Cashdollar said, as recent Congressional actions have put Workers at risk by taking steps to eliminate sanctions against Federal Contractors who violate Safety Laws and reverse longstanding record-keeping rules. “President Trump ‘promised to protect workers.’ Our platform is a ‘road map for him to follow through on his promise,” advocates say.
More than a dozen visits to Congressional offices will take place in nine states in the weeks leading up to Workers Memorial Day, a worldwide remembrance to honor workers who have died on the job. WNYCOSH intends to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day here in Western New York with a rally highlighting the importance of maintaining Worker Protections.