RT216

Women Leaders in the Occupational Safety and Health Movement

Monday, May 23 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Topic:

Social Concerns

Arranger: S. Schneider, Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America, Washington, DC. Moderators: S. Schneider, Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America, Washington, DC; P. Stanch, NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX; S. McAllister, CAL/OSHA CALICO  Lab, San Leandro, CA.

Women have been instrumental in the occupational safety and health field ever since Alice Hamilton and Harriet Hardy pioneered the field in the early 1900s. Women have led AIHA for many years and the profession is increasingly becoming dominated by women. Each speaker will review some of the highlights of their career in safety and health and their views on where the field is headed next.

Labor’s Contribution to Occupational Safety and Health P. Seminario, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC.

Creating Change from the Inside D. Berkowitz, National Employment Law Project, Washington, DC.

Advocating for Safety and Health for Teachers D. Alexander, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.

Occupational Safety and Health is a Public Health Problem L. Davis, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Worker Safety & Health—Building Visibility. L. Welch, The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, MD.

Building Worker Safety and Health as a Union Attorney V. Bor, Sherman Dunn, Washington, DC.