WNYCOSH hires new positions for Worker Center project.
WNYCOSH received funding to build the capacity of the WNY Worker Center and has hired two new positions—Liz Smith, WNYCOSH staff member for over 2 years working as an organizer for the Worker Center will be coming on full time as the Worker Center Project Director. Also joining the Worker Center staff as the Outreach/Training Coordinator is Marshall Bertram, an attorney who has been volunteering his time for the Worker Center teaching workers about their rights around health & safety and wage and hour issues.
WNYCOSH provides worker safety and health training to thousands of workers in the Western New York area covering a wide range of topics on how to identify, evaluate and control hazards they are exposed to on the job.
The Worker Center provides workers with the tools and information they need to defend their workplace rights, fight for dignity at work and improve their conditions on the job.
Healthcare workers experience some of the highest workplace injury rates in the U.S. with overexertion as the leading cause. NYS healthcare workers suffer more overexertion injuries than laborers and freight, stock and material movers.