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Occupational Safety and Health Training Programs Face Drastic Cuts – NYCOSH asks New Yorkers to help prevent the cuts!

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has dedicated itself to protecting the safety and rights of New Yorks workers.

NYCOSH is a non-profit coalition of 200 local unions and more than 400 individual workers, physicians, lawyers and other health and safety activists – all dedicated to the right of every worker to a safe and healthful job. Part of a nation-wide network of 25 union-based safety and health organizations, NYCOSH fights job hazards where the fight is needed most: on the shop floor.

Although we are all laboring under the same economic conditions, what to cut in the New York Budget is as important as why to cut….in a letter released today, NYCOSH is asking New Yorkers to help prevent cuts to the Occupational Safety and Health Training Education Program (a program designed to provide grants for employers, unions and worker training organizations to train workers on how to recognize workplace hazards and to work with management on preventing injuries and illnesses)

NYCOSH notes in its appeal that a legislatively commissioned study by the Mt. Sinai Medical Center documented that 5,000 to 7,000 fatalities and 35,000 new case of occuapational disease occur in New York State EACH year!!!!