Our goal is to create a healthy and safe workplace by improving the working conditions of all workers.
Through our trainings, we can provide the information and tools that can keep workers and safe and healthy.
We cover a wide range of topics on how to identify, evaluate and control hazards they are exposed to on the job.
Healthcare workers experience some of the highest workplace injury rates in the U.S. with overexertion as the leading cause. NYS healthcare workers suffer more overexertion injuries than laborers and freight, stock and material movers.
WNYCOSH offers a Train-the-Trainer series, as well as our Safe Patient Handling training series that was developed to address any gaps in existing programs.
The WNYCOSH Worker Center benefits workers, especially low-wage workers-immigrant, refugee, temp. workers, and native-born, to learn about their rights and organize fellow workers to improve workplace conditions. The ultimate goal of the WNYCOSH Worker Center is to create a programmatic space to foster an informed, engaged membership advocating for positive change in their workplaces and workplaces, throughout WNY. Worker Center components include Outreach, Services, Education and Advocacy.
Our Worker Hotline can be found at (716)-206-3550, and is available in 14 languages: English, Spanish, Karen, Arabic, Nepali, Burmese, Vietnamese, French, Somali, Swahili, Tigrinya, Amharic, Bengali and Mandarin.