The goal of the partnerships are for labor and management to work together to build effective health and safety committees and provide peer-to-peer training and support for achieving strong health & safety standards in the workplace. Local 888 is working with MassCOSH and AFSCME on the initiative with funding from the Dept. of Industrial Health.
This year, the legislature passed a new law that provides state workers in the Executive Branch with standards similar to OSHA. Our goal is to get a similar bill passed covering municipal workers. Towards that goal, Local 888 is looking for someone who would like to help make a short video with stories from members’ about the on-the-job hazards they face in the workplace and some of the “near misses” they have experienced.