ALBANY — Some of the most dangerous and deadly jobs are those of workers performing waste pickup and disaster cleanup.

The hazards are numerous, and CSEA members doing this work need to be aware of the laws designed to protect them and best practices to do this type of work more safely.

That’s why our union recently updated our Clean Up Safety mobile app, available now for download for either Android or iOS operating systems.

The updated app, developed in collaboration between our union’s Occupational Safety and Health and Information Technology Departments, was first developed in 2015 through a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The updated app launched April 1, in conjunction with CSEA’s Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health.

The new app features a completely redesigned visual interface to make navigation clearer and easier. This update also improves accessibility, with better support for large text sizes and new gestures to handle navigation and zooming in on the screen.

“We’re pleased to make this updated app available to members working in these very dangerous professions,” said CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan. “We want to make sure they have the necessary knowledge and tools to make their work as safe as possible, and this app helps make that happen.”

Sanitation remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, sanitation workers are 10 times more likely to be killed at work than the average worker.

You can download the Clean Up Safety app from either the Apple or Google Play stores, or from CSEA’s website at: https://cseany.org/clean-up-safety.

— Mark M. Kotzin

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Mark M. Kotzin

Mark Kotzin has been passionately advocating on behalf of workers for more than 30 years, and is proud to serve as CSEA's statewide Director of Communications and Publisher of the CSEA Work Force.

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