Safety & Health
Each day more than 14 workers are killed on the job and thousands more are seriously injured or diagnosed with illnesses as a result work. A safe and healthy workplace is not a dream. It’s the law. All employers in New York State are required to provide a workplace free of recognized hazards. Your Occupational Safety and Health Department is here to help ensure your right to a safe and healthy workplace. CSEA has one of the largest and most comprehensive safety departments in the country whose goal is to help protect you.
New COVID-19 resource: Respiratory Protection Toolkit
As we continue to look at returning to work as safely as possible, our Occupational Safety and Health Department has developed a helpful online toolkit union members can use as a resource to educate themselves about proper respiratory protection in the workplace. It includes information on what types of masks are appropriate for specific work situations, and how to properly fit and wear them.
Every year on April 28, CSEA joins unions around the world in observing Workers Memorial Day, a day to mourn the sisters and brothers we've lost and recommit to fighting against preventable workplace deaths. This year, the members of our Standing Committee on Safety and Health observe Workers Memorial Day with this moving tribute to those we've lost. Learn more about Workers Memorial Day