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HEALTH AND SAFETY

The RWDSU and Health and Safety

We have a long-standing commitment to eliminate unsafe and unhealthy working conditions in all RWDSU workplaces. Unfortunately, far too many people continue to work in hazardous environments. Each year millions of workers sustain work-related injuries. Approximately 1,000 people in the U.S. die each week as a result of workplace injuries and illnesses.

The union's health and safety program provides members with a variety of services aimed at making their workplaces safer, including training, worksite visits, and other technical assistance. Being a member of a union gives workers more options to achieve needed improvements at their workplaces. The RWDSU also actively works to influence federal and state legislation that affects the health and safety of all workers.

Knowledge about workplace health and safety issues can be the first step in helping to create better working conditions. The RWDSU Health and Safety Department helps workers understand, identify, and deal with these issues.

Avoiding and Dealing With Potential Workplace Injuries

Worker’s Rights

To request other health and safety materials or information, please call the RWDSU Health and Safety Department at (212) 684-5300, or email us at

health@rwdsu.org