Feb 9, 2014

Employers Must Post OSHA Logs February 1 Through April 30

Beginning February 1 through April 30, 2014, employers must post a summary of the total number of work-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2013.

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Feb 9, 2014

USA Today: Fatal Chemical Accidents Expose Weak Federal Laws

Highlighting the tragic story involving the on-the-job death of Ray Gonzalez, father-in-law of Randy Rodriguez (a Local 6222 steward and safety and health chair as well as one of our CWA safety and health grant trainers) the featured USA Today article emphasizes the need for a comprehensive chemical safety and security law.

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Feb 9, 2014

Working with/Exposure to Asbestos-Containing Materials

CWA members employed as telecommunications technicians work with/in close proximity to asbestos-containing products. Asbestos exposure may lead to several serious and life-threatening diseases.

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Feb 9, 2014

Lead Kills: Settlement Agreement, Background Information and More

The Tony Mazzocchi Center, a joint project of CWA and USW, featured this piece by CWA's Health and Safety Director Dave LeGrande on the lead settlement in District 7.

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Jan 7, 2014

Meet The Tony Mazzocchi Center Staff, including CWA’s Dave LeGrande, OSHA Director

Meet the staff of the TMC, a project of the United Steelworkers, the Labor Institute, and the Communications Workers of America.

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Jan 7, 2014

From OSHA QuickTakes: Verizon NY Agrees to Provide Enhanced Safety Training

Please see the article in this issue of OSHA QuickTakes highlighting the U.S. Department of Labor's settlement agreement with Verizon in the September, 2011 electrocution/fatality case of Local 1109 member Doug Lalima. CWA's Occupational Safety and Health Department will be working with District 1 to ensure the provisions in the settlement agreement are adhered to and expanded throughout the U.S.

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Dec 5, 2013

Flight Attendants Say No to In-Flight Cell Phone Calls

AFA-CWA is fighting a new FCC proposal that would allow passengers to make in-flight cell phone calls.

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Dec 5, 2013

Verizon New York Guilty of Repeat Safety Violations

After more than two years, justice has finally been served for Douglas LaLima, a lineman and member of CWA Local 1109, who was tragically electrocuted while placing strand in Brooklyn.

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Nov 21, 2013

CWA District 7/CenturyLink/Minnesota OSHA Lead Abatement Settlement Agreement

This week, Minnesota OSHA, CWA District 7 and CenturyLink will implement a new landmark settlement agreement covering work with lead cable.

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Nov 5, 2013

October 2013 District 3 OSH Conference Call

Minutes of the CWA District 3 Occupational Safety and Health Conference Call conducted on Tuesday, October 3, 2013.

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Nov 5, 2013

BGA: Coalition Launches Video Urging Calls to White House for Chemical Plant Safety

Please read this BlueGreen Alliance article and view the new YOUTube video re. the need to prevent chemical disasters such as that which occurred earlier this year in West, Texas.

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Nov 4, 2013

National COSH Safety and Health Conference, December 10-12, 2013

The National COSH is holding a Worker Safety and Health Conference, Dec 10-12, 2013 at the Maritime Institute outside of Baltimore, Maryland. CWA, the AFL-CIO, as well as other unions and safety and health organizations have endorsed the conference.

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Nov 4, 2013

BNA: EPA to Consider Guidance & Rules on Inherently Safer Technologies

This a "really big deal" in the world of occupational and environmental safety and health. Efforts associated with making this happen will allow CWA to further our alliances with our labor and environmental partners.

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Oct 3, 2013

Deadline TODAY for September 11th Victims Compensation Fund

Under the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, any workers who had a 9/11 health problem as of October 3, 2011 must register with the VCF by *October 3, 2013.*

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Sep 18, 2013

2013 CWA/USW Health, Safety & Environment Conference - Registration Information

Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registrants, those not pre-registered online will be accepted at the conference during posted registration times.

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Sep 12, 2013

Registration Deadline Nears for September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

October 3, 2013, is an important day for Laborers who performed recovery or clean-up work following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Sep 9, 2013

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Deadline: October 3, 2013

Sick and injured 9/11 responders and survivors have fewer than 30 days left to register for Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

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Aug 29, 2013

August 2013 District 2-13 OSH Conference Call

Minutes of the CWA District 2-13 Occupational Safety and Health Conference Call conducted on Monday, August 19, 2013.

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Aug 29, 2013

July 2013 District 4 OSH Conference Call

Minutes of the CWA District 4 Occupational Safety and Health Conference Call conducted on Thursday, July 25, 2013.

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Aug 26, 2013

June 2013 District 6 OSH Conference Call

Minutes of the CWA District 6 Occupational Safety and Health Conference Call conducted on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

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