Job Safety

Following passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, safety and health conditions in our nation's workplaces have improved. Workers' lives have been saved and injury and illness rates have dropped in many industry sectors of the economy. However, too many employers continue to cut corners and violate the law, putting workers in serious danger and costing lives. Many hazards remain unregulated. The job safety law needs to be updated to provide protection for all workers who lack coverage and to strengthen enforcement and workers’ rights. It's our job to continue this fight for safe jobs.

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Jun 16, 2023 | News Story

Mediation between the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA)—which represents the captains, assistant captains, mates, engineers and chief engineers on the Staten Island Ferry— and the City, ongoing since last year, continues, with another meeting will take place next week.

Jun 11, 2023 | Press Release

"Through the pandemic, extreme weather, and other significant challenges, New York City’s delivery workers keep millions of New Yorkers fed. In return, last year our City made a promise – that we would deliver the minimum pay and protections they fought so tirelessly for.

Jun 9, 2023 | News Story

NYCOSH has created a slideshow aimed at providing important information about how outdoor workers can protect themselves, including info about key terms, types of respirators, and how to conduct a "seal check.

Jun 9

TODAY, Friday, June 9th, 12PM-2 PM: The wildfire has caused a number of health issues here in this area, especially among workers. Unfortunately many people out west have already had to frequently deal with this and we will probably be facing similar conditions in the future.

Jun 2, 2023 | News Story

Delivery workers work day in and day out to deliver New York City residents like me food, supplies, and medicine we need. Still, these workers have been at the mercy of multi-billion dollar corporations that exploit and deny them living wages.  

Jun 2, 2023 | News Story

The Staten Island Advance/ this week published

May 26, 2023 | News Story

The approximately 165 doctors employed by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (“Mount Sinai”) at Elmhurst Hospital this week ended their unfair labor practice strike after 3 days, with the doctors saying that Mount Sinai finally bargained in good faith and made movement that was sufficient fo

May 19, 2023 | News Story

Across New York City, resident physicians, alongside their nursing coworkers, are at the center of patient care in our hospitals. Elmhurst physicians are ready to strike if Mount Sinai does not agree to award them parity in salary and benefits with Mount Sinai Hospital resident physicians.

May 12, 2023 | News Story

Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) resident physicians at three essential safety net hospitals in Queens are poised to strike over their employers' continued bad faith bargaining and failures to make meaningful movement towards their demands, which include living wages and patient care prop