Posted on May 30, 2015
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is pleased to be attending and speaking at the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) National Conference on June 2-4, 2015 at the Maritime Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. This year, hundreds of participants from a range of industries – including unions, workers, advocacy groups, non-profits, support groups, and COSH organizations – will come together to support worker safety and collaborate through expert speakers, workshops, and networking. The goal is to “sharpen our advocacy and training and education skills so we can better assist workers who are standing up for safety on the job.”
Earl Dotter’s “Badges: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers” photography exhibit will also be on display.
The 4th annual conference program will include over 40 workshops and panels on a wide range of topics including legal rights under OSHA, how to organize successful worker safety and health campaigns in the workplace and in the community, policy advocacy strategies and methods, effectively reaching and working with temporary workers, infectious disease protections, chemical hazards, and many other technical training topics.
Jordan Barab,Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health and Tefere Gebre,Executive Vice President AFL-CIO will deliver keynote speeches on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
ADAO is pleased to be speaking at the Session 5 Workshop: International Perspectives on Worker Health and Safety Rights. Moderated by Fran Ansley [Worker TN Memorial Day Committee], this workshop will include a roundtable discussion session with the following panelists:
MODERATOR: Fran Ansley [Worker TN Memorial Day Committee]
- Asbestos: The OSH Perils Workers Face Without an Asbestos Ban, Linda Reinstein [Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization]
- ISO Standards, Larry Stoffman [UFCW], Jim Howe [Safety Solutions]
- Bangladesh Accord, Scott Nova [Workers’ Right Consortium]
Thank you to COSH for organizing this wonderful event focused on workers safety! ADAO is very excited to bring ban asbestos and asbestos awareness/prevention information to this year’s event! As we say, “Hear Asbestos. Think Prevention.”