December 19, 2008 The Pump Handle 0Comment

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) is thrilled by President-elect Obama’s selection of Cong. Hilda Solis to serve as Secretary of Labor.

“Rep. Solis has been a leader in fighting for healthier communities, a cleaner environment, and economic justice for the most vulnerable in society.  We believe that she will have the vision and political will to oversee a much needed overhaul of the nation’s system for ensuring worker safety, which has failed to provide adequate protections to America’s workers over the past eight years.”  (See full News Release)

There are 21 COSH groups around the country—the first founded in 1972—including MassCOSH, PhilaPOSH, and NYCOSH.  The COSH group’s news release drops a hint about recommendations development for the Obama Transition team.  Those recommendations, called the Protecting Workers on the Job Agenda, developed in collaboration with the American Public Health Association’s Occupational Health & Safety Section, will be released early in the New Year.

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