Newsletters

January 30, 2017 - Worksafe's January Newsletter

December 22, 2016 - Worksafe's December Newsletter

November 23, 2016 - Challenges and Community

May 24, 2016 - You say goodbye, and I say hello

February 9, 2016 - What's New in the New Year

October 9, 2015 - Employers found in violation of law for indoor heat hazards

August 4, 2015 - Health & Safety Updates from Worksafe

June 23, 2015 - New Report Exposes Dangers of Recycling Work

October 3, 2014 - Look what we've accomplished together

September 25, 2014: Victory! Governor Brown signs hard-won worker protection law

September 16, 2014: Support California leading the nation in heat illness prevention

August 25, 2014: Cal/OSHA citation at Menzies (LAX) highlights need for strong laws and their enforcement

August 19, 2014: Call Today! California workers and their families need these laws

April 28, 2014: Dying at Work in California: The Hidden Stories Behind the Numbers

February 26, 2014: February 2014 eNewsletter Defending California workers' Right to Know, meeting the needs of the California workforce, supporting victims of domestic violence on the job, and more.

October 30, 2013: When Hazards Go Unfixed: Worker Safety, and Employer Responsibility What led to the deaths of BART workers Chris Sheppard and Laurence Daniels, and what should be done moving forward? Also, protecting California's historic right-to-know regulation and Worksafe's health and safety round-up.

October 2, 2013: October 2013 eNewsletter Life-saving bill on the Governor's desk, workers and workplaces covered in California's "Green Chemistry Regs", Worksafe on Facebook, and more health and safety updates.

November 30, 2012: 2012 End-of-Year Message - The People Behind the Policies A look back at our work throughout the year, and some of the courageous people we've met along the way, like warehouse worker Santos Castenada and recycling worker Karla Campos, who've fought back against employer retaliation for asserting their basic right to a safe and healthy workplace.

October 12, 2012: Upcoming Events in Worker Health and Safety Inviting you to the National Safety and Health Policy Summit and Conference in San Francisco, and a discussion with activists fighting for healthier, safer, and fairer workplaces in Asia at the UC Berkeley Li Ka Shing Center.

October 1, 2012: October 2012 eNewsletter Federal OSHA's just-released audit of California's Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, public comment period for the proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations, warehouse workers standing up for their health and safety rights, and an exciting pilot program to assist low-income, immigrant women who have experienced sexual harassment and/or sexual assault in the workplace.

July 18, 2012: July 2012 eNewsletter Hotel housekeeper health and safety petition before the OSH Standards Board, the recent Tradeswoman conference in Sacramento, changes to the format of Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee meetings, vacancies filled on the Standards Board, the hiring of new Worksafe staff, and the release of our "Work Matters" brochure, focused on toxic hazards of concern to pregnant workers.

March 5, 2012: Support Hyatt Housekeepers this International Women's Day Worksafe Managing Attorney Jora Trang reports on an upcoming International Women's Day event focused on the struggles of hotel housekeepers for respect, health, and safety on the job.

February 7, 2012: February 2012 eNewsletter Cal/OSHA staffing updates, new lead safety levels, personal protective equipment (PPE) regulations, legal challenges to the dangerous fumigant methyl iodide, and updates on California's ground-breaking Green Chemistry Initiative.

December 7, 2011: 2011 Highlights Our 2011 year-end newsletter covers major court victories; our advocacy for a strong and functioning Cal/OSHA and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement; our "Prevention Pays" paper, "Dying At Work In California" report, and worker education materials; our event memorializing the Triangle Factory Fire on its 100th anniversary; and our efforts to break down the silos among worker health, environmental health, and broader social movements.

October 26, 2011: Fall/October 2011 eNewsletter Personnel changes, "Prevention Pays" report, the latest legal victory in the Harris multi-employer case, Labor Day 2011, and recent honors bestowed on members of our Board of Directors.

August 31, 2011: Worksafe releases "Prevention Pays" report Announcing the release of our "Prevention Pays" report, which tallies the costs of failures to adequately protect workplace health and safety, profiles innovative examples, and lays out commonsense recommendations both keep workers safe and help employers succeed.

December 22, 2010: 2010 Holidays/Year End Message As 2010 draws to a close, we summarize our priorities, thank our supporters, and look forward to the new year.

September 16, 2010: September 2010 eNewsletter Our recent office move, Cal/OSHA's new heat illness regulation, our work with Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE) on the developing Green Chemistry Initiative, legislation to strengthen OSHA and MSHA, and an update on our advocacy for workers on multi-employer worksites.

June 4, 2010: June 2010 eNewsletter A successful 2010 Workers Memorial Day, three major rulemaking packages from the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), a new report from the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, and the unveiling of 15 years worth of data from OSHA.

April 9, 2010: April 2010 eNewsletter Upcoming Workers' Memorial Day events, recap of a significant victory in the multi-employer case, the launch of our new website, and a recent op-ed by one of Worksafe's staff attorneys.

March 9, 2010: March 2010 eNewsletter Worksafe's health and safety reform agenda, exciting campaign updates, the inspirational Employee Rights Center, and some upcoming events not to be missed, including "OSHA Listens."

March 5, 2010: Announcement - Reform Agenda March Meetings Come out to San Diego or Oakland to share your ideas on reforming workplace health and safety in California.

January 14, 2010: Announcement - Upcoming Events! Come to a symposium centered on immigrant workers, featuring talks with Dolores Huerta and Maria Echaveste. Sanjiv Pandita, a decade-long labor activist in Asia, is speaking in the East Bay about health, safety, and workplace rights in Asia.

January 12, 2010: Announcement - KCET Feature on Cal/OSHA Our own Michael Smith is featured in this eye-opening SoCal Connected piece on Cal/OSHA's inconsistent record of enforcing workplace health and safety.

December 29, 2009: Announcement - Lower PELs Adopted for 12 Chemicals On December 17, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted safer permissible exposure limits ("PELs") for 12 chemicals. Thank you to everyone who supported Worksafe's recommendations on these chemicals!

December 23, 2009: 2009 End of Year Letter - Happy Holidays From Worksafe!
We cover some of Worksafe's accomplishments in 2009, from our new leadership and campaign highlights to our trainings and impact litigation.


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