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Worksafe Turns 41! • The Fight Continues for California Domestic Workers • Capitol Visit • ABA Mid-winter WOSH Meeting • Legislative Priorities • Worksafe in the News •
Renewing Our Dedication and Focus • 2022 Impact Report • COVID Protections Into 2023 • The Two Year Standard, Minus Exclusion Pay: A Response • The Return of Silicosis • Retaliation is a Significant Problem in California • Worksafe in the News •
Legislative Victories for Workers • Can Prosecutorial Discretion Protect Workers from Workplace Abuses? • The Ongoing Struggle for COVID Protections • Pending Standards Update • Worksafe in the News
Karín Secures Solís Policy Fellowship • Rideshare Drivers United Victory • On the Machine Guard: Monkeypox and More • Wins for Workers on the Line in Sacramento • Worksafe in the News
Heat Safety at Work • What is Your Employer Required to do to Protect You from COVID? • National COSH is 50! • New Worksafe Board member: Caitlin Vega • Worksafe in the News
A Mixed Victory: ETS Extended Through 2022 • Welcome New Board Member Juliann Sum! • Staff Interviews: Lucy Morales • German Jimenez • Rachel van Geenhoven • 2022 Legislative Priorities • Community-Engaged Labor Studies Course Training at UCB • Worksafe in the News
A Valentine Thank You to All Our Supporters! • Snapshot: Worksafe Staff in Action • Worksafe is Hiring • Fighting for Janitor Safety in Health Care • Worksafe In the News
New Limits on Muzzling Workers • Re-Envision a Safe Workplace with Us • Advocates Press Case for COVID Worker Protections
Worksafe is proud to present our 2021 Impact Report -- a snapshot of our policy advocacy, legal services, training, movement building, and public outreach over the past year. Please read and share it with your networks.
Keep Exclusion Pay in the ETS • Policy Year in Review • Welcome Lucy Morales • Jora Trang Marks a Decade of Dedication to Workers at Worksafe • Worksafe In the News
Worksafe's AnaStacia Nicol Wright asks "Is your future a temp future?" in this op-ed in the Daily Cal (October 14, 2021)
How to Make Cal/OSHA Stronger • Worksafe Engages US Labor Secretary Walsh • New Staff • New Board Members • ERC Awarded Non-Profit of the Year • Huge Study Finds Heat in the Workplace is Far Worse than Recorded • News We're Reading
Defending Workers Rights in Crisis • Black Centered Equity Training • Supporting a Strong Federal Hazard Communication Standard • Celebrating Worksafe's 39th Anniversary • Defending Pandemic Safety Rules • Worksafe in the News
After the Verdict, the Work of Transformational Change Continues • Health and Safety Legislation to Watch in 2021 • New Blogs • Workers Memorial Week 2021 • May 20: Help us honor California's powerful worker health and safety movement • In the News
A coalition of workers and advocates hailed a ruling today by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan P. Schulman that means emergency rules protecting California workers from COVID-19 where they work will stay in place for now.
New Administration Brings Opportunities to Advance Worker Health & Safety • Worksafe Welcomes New Staff Attorney • Recent Outreach: Spreading Word of the ETS • Big Thanks to Our Supporters • In the News
We are excited to announce that AnaStacia Nicol Wright has joined the Worksafe team as our new Staff Attorney.
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.
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!
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?