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Thank you for reading Worksafe's 2020 Impact Report, and for your solidarity and support throughout the year. We're poised to hit the ground running in 2021 – and together we'll continue this fight for worker safety, health, and justice.
We are thrilled to share that the California Lawyers Association has honored Jora Trang, Chief of Staff and Equity at Worksafe, with the 2020 Loren Miller Legal Services Award.
California Workers Gain New Workplace Protections from COVID-19 • Bay Area Janitorial Workers Blow the Whistle on Health and Safety Violations • State Assembly Hearing: Safeguarding Our Frontline Workers from COVID-19 • CLIWA: Building Solidarity with Legal Aid and Worker Advocacy Orgs
The Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted today 6-0 to adopt new emergency rules designed to strengthen protections for all California workers from COVID-19 in the workplace.
On November 17, 2020, the Labor and Employment Committee of the California State Assembly held an informational hearing about the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s essential workforce. Worksafe was honored to participate in the hearing; this is our testimony.
We urge immediate adoption of the proposed Covid-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). California needs an enforceable Cal/OSHA standard which both employers and workers can rely upon. California won’t bring community spread of Covid-19 under control without stemming transmission in the workplace.
This November, California voters are being asked to support Proposition 22 — Uber and Lyft’s misleading ballot measure that would exempt them from labor laws that protect workers. We must reject the premise that, given enough power and money, companies can simply deregulate themselves.
Este video explica como protegerse el el trabajo durante el coronavirus, y ofrece consejos en como negociar con su empleador para ganar cambios en el trabajo.
This video explains how you can keep yourself and your co-workers safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers advice on how you can successfully negotiate with your boss to win changes at your workplace.
Reimagining Work • Thank You, Nicole • New Video: Protecting Yourself at Work During Coronavirus • Ride-Hail Drivers Deserve Protections & Benefits • "Right to Refuse" Fact Sheet Now in Vietnamese • Meet Worksafe's Health & Safety Intern • #COSHCON2020 Registration Now Open!
The way workplace hazards impact workers, particularly workers of color, is nothing new. When I started with Worksafe in 2012, we were helping Warehouse Worker Resource Center (at the time Warehouse Workers United) file a Cal/OSHA complaint...
This important legislation would have ended the historic, discriminatory exclusion of “household domestic service” from Cal/OSHA protections.
Trên khắp tiểu bang, người lao động đang báo cáo rằng họ phải làm việc mà không có những biện pháp bảo vệ an toàn phù hợp, điều này khiến họ dễ bị lây nhiễm COVID-19. Người lao động muốn biết: họ có quyền từ chối công việc hay không?
The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has unanimously approved our petition for an emergency standard
The United Farm Workers conducted a poll this week: 84% of the workers they surveyed had not been provided with N95 respirators by their employers as required by the new Cal/OSHA regulation.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is seeking public input about the proposed permanent Protection from Wildfire Smoke standard. They are accepting written comments until August 12, so now is the time to weigh-in about this important worker health and safety issue!
We Need an Emergency Standard to Protect Workers from COVID • ICYMI: New Fact Sheet - Now in Spanish • Worksafe Welcomes New Board Member • Building Racial Equity in the Legal System • August 12: Taking Action for Worker Safety • In Memoriam: Joan Lichterman • Worksafe in the News • Summer Fundraiser Update
En todo el estado, los trabajadores están reportando que los patrones les obliga a trabajar sin las protecciones adecuadas que pueden dejarlos vulnerables a COVID-19. Los trabajadores quieren saber: ¿tenemos derecho a rechazar el trabajo?
Across the state, workers are reporting that they are being made to work without appropriate protections that may leave them vulnerable to COVID-19. Workers want to know: do we have the right to refuse work?
This summer Worksafe is offering seven FREE workshops on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the age of COVID-19. Please join us!
We expect the Health and Safety for All Workers Act (SB 1257) to be put before a full Senate vote week! #MyHealthMyDignity
Worksafe stands with the Movement for Black Lives and all those who are rising up to protest state violence against Black people and communities.
California Must Do More to Protect Workers • Understanding the State's COVID-19 Guidance • California Workers & Advocates to Newsom: #ListenToWorkers • Worksafe Partners with Skadden Fellow on Worker Rights • In Memoriam • Worksafe in the News
Worksafe has joined more than 70 labor and community organizations throughout California to send an urgent message to Governor Gavin Newsom and top state officials: Listen to California Workers!
Worksafe releases Dying at Work in California each April 28th to bear witness to the human toll of unsafe and unhealthy work.
As we adapt to these unprecedented circumstances, Worksafe continues to advocate for a world where everyone can access work that is safe, healthy, and fair.
The COVID-19 crisis and last year’s wildfires have magnified the dangers that domestic workers and day laborers face. We need immediate legislative action to keep ALL workers safe.
With COVID-19, Worker Health is Public Health • Race Equity & the "Future of Work" • Cal/OSHA Extends Temporary Wildfire Smoke Rules • Recent Outreach & Education • Worksafe Board Welcomes New Members • Congrats, Amanda Hawes • COVID-19 Mutual Aid Resources
Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases standard lays out the framework for protecting California's health care workers from diseases like COVID-19. And it's more important than ever.
Worksafe is committed to bringing the voice of workers to the table in all venues that we participate in, especially the most vulnerable workers.
We are excited to announce that Stephen Knight has joined the Worksafe team as our new Executive Director. Stephen has a deep background as an advocate for social and economic justice — his career has been dedicated to work on economic inequality, affordable housing, refugees, and the environment.
CA Workers Get New Access to Workplace Injury & Illness Prevention Plans • Worksafe Welcomes New Director • Big Thanks to Our Supporters • What We're Reading
Worksafe's 2019 Impact Report is a snapshot of our efforts this year: our policy advocacy, legal services, training, movement building, and public outreach. Please read, share, and reach out with questions and feedback.
Day Labor Groups Gather, Reflect, and Plan • Hitting the Road for Worker Health & Safety • Worksafe Welcomes New Legal Fellow • ICYMI: Explore Chemical Exposure Risks Faced by CA Working Women • What We're Reading • Remember Worksafe This Giving Season
We are so excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Worksafe crew: our Legal Fellow, Karín Umfrey.
We are excited to announce that today is the official launch of our year-end fundraising drive! Will you help us raise $20k by 2020 to protect California workers?
New Cal/OSHA Chief Reports for Duty • Are You Worksafe's Next Director? • Health & Safety Training with Airport Workers • New Report Documents Silicosis Outbreak • Labor Podcast Seeks Bay Area Health & Safety Stories • Will We See You at #COSHCON19?
Worksafe is seeking an Executive Director to support our mission to prevent occupational injury, illness, and death by bringing justice to the workplace. The position is based in Oakland, California.
We need your help to strengthen right-to-know laws for salon workers in California. Please take a minute to contact Governor Newsom and tell him why you support this important bill.
Thank You from Doug Parker • Action Alert: Toxic Secrets Put Salon Workers at Risk • Worksafe's Tim Shadix Joins WWRC • Meet Our New SoCal Attorney
Governor Newsom has appointed Doug to the position of Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
Last Year's Injury Tracking Victory Deserves a Second Look • Victory for Workers Facing Wildfire Smoke • 'Gig Worker' Bill Passes Key Senate Committee • Worksafe Welcomes New Staff
Labor, community, and environmental justice groups applaud Cal/OSHA’s decision to adopt an emergency rule to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke hazards
Exciting news! Worksafe is seeking a full-time junior-level attorney to work with us on an initiative to advance the rights and job security of temporary and contingent workers.
Time for National Protections Against Excessive Heat • Yes on AB647 to Protect Salon Workers • On a 'Pathway to Justice' with Legal Aid Allies • Bay Area: Host Your Next Meeting at Worksafe
We Have to Reckon with Wildfire Smoke • Updates from the Coalition of Low-Wage & Immigrant Worker Advocates
• Immigrant Day of Action 2019 • Annual Event Reportback • Worksafe in the News
Dying at Work in California 2019 is Worksafe’s eighth annual report on the state of safety and health protections for California workers. In it, we remember the lives that have been lost, and we highlight opportunities for improving worker health and safety in California.
Join Worksafe on Friday, April 26th at noon in Downtown Oakland to observe Workers Memorial Day 2019.
Why Integrity Matters • Fired Up: Workers Spur Cal/OSHA to Take Action on Wildfire Smoke • Worksafe Welcomes New Staff • May 16: You're Invited!
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for Worksafe's 37th Anniversary Celebration! Please join us on May 16, 2019 for an evening of inspiration and appreciation as we celebrate our shared track record of improving workplace health and safety in California.