Lake Placid, NY-- More than 800 CSEA leaders and occupational safety and health activists attended the union’s Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health in Lake Placid, NY from May 2-4, 2014.
The conference featured numerous safety and health training programs. The weekend was highlighted by several events, including:
• Putnam County Local President Jane Meunier-Gorman receiving the William McGowan Occupational Safety and Health Award for her ongoing, vigorous activism on behalf of workplace safety and health issues;
• A powerful keynote address by Dr. Linda Rae Murray, chief medical officer at the Cook County, Ill. Department of Public Health and a social justice activist, whop discussed income inequality and how it has worsened in recent years;
• A Sunday morning plenary program that highlighted Strong Communities Work that gave attendees an opportunity to form an idea to work toward making New York’s communities stronger; and• Attendees remembering fallen workers at a Workers Memorial Day ceremony, particularly 10 CSEA members who have passed away on the job over the past two years.
|Ove Overmyer poses with the CSEA Canary at the OSH Conference May 3, 2014.|
(photo by CSEA, Inc.)