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Did you miss the paid sick leave call? Here are our tweets

Did you miss today’s audio conference with the Center for Law and Social Policy about the intersection of workers’ safety and paid sick leave? Fear not — we live-tweeted. See our tweets below by starting at the bottom and working your way up. Remember to follow @NationalCOSH on Twitter!

Check back later for a recording of the call.

 

  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH .‪@CLASP_DC’s ‪#paidsickdays and ‪#workersafety audio conf is over now. Check back for a recording. Thanks for your patience w/ live tweets!

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH When ‪#paidsickdays campaign began, many people were shocked that not everyone gets earned sick leave, ‪@CLASP_DC said on call.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH .‪@PublicWelfare commissioned survey that found strong, overwhelming support from public for ‪#workersafety enforcement. ‪#paidsickdays Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH ‪#Paidsickdays are good for workers and employers, and public already supports idea widely.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Folks listening to ‪#paidsickdays call can contact local COSH grps directly. Can also contact ‪@NationalCOSH ‪http://www.coshnetwork.org/COSHGroupsList   Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Tom O’Connor also mentions workers who have been fired for being hurt on job — another area we can work closely w/ ‪#paidsickdays campaign

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Is there a campaign that the ‪#paidsickdays movement can join to help ‪#workersafety? Yes, esp. w/ our ‪#tempworker project & immigrant workers

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Bringing other groups to the table can strengthen everyone’s work and position, said PhilaPOSH’s Rahke. ‪#workersafety ‪#paidsickdays Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH ‪#Philly has made marriage between public health and ‪#workersafety mvmts. Rahke would encourage other areas to do the same.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Other examples: ‪#Tempworkers often don’t have access to ‪#paidsickdays, even if employer offers them to other workers, said Rahke.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Is there a way to frame ‪#paidsickdays as a public health issue in addition to a ‪#workersafety issue? Absolutely. For ex., sick nurses.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH ‪#Philly’s ‪#paidsickdays vote last week was a huge victory, said PhilaPOSH’s Barbara Rahke, but work isn’t over. ‪#workersafety Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH PhilaPOSH has been actively engaged w/ ‪@rocunited on ‪#paidsickdays campaign, Rahke said.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH How does first connection happen btwn PhilaPOSH and ‪#Philly’s ‪#paidsickdays campaign, asked ‪@CLASP_DC. From PhilaPOSH’s board, Rahke said.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Next up is Barbara Rahke of PhilaPOSH. ‪#paidsickdays ‪#workersafety (via ‪@CLASP_DC)

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Do you think 28% finding bridging ‪#workersafety and ‪#paidsickdays is well-known among worker communities? No – we must continue to share.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Primary drivers of ‪#temp ‪#workersafety focus are lack of training, lack of accountability for both employers and staffing agencies

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH We also have a new focus of work on ‪#tempworkers and ‪#contractors — also when they’re used as permanent workers.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH We work to strengthen protection for vulnerable workers: immigrant workers, workers w/ limited English proficiency, ‪#whistleblowers, etc.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Next up is Tom O’Connor, ‪@NationalCOSH’s exec director.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Food preparation/serving, personal care and service, other low-wage industries have ‪#workersafety affected by lack of ‪#paidsickdays Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Other industries where ‪#workersafety is affected by not offering ‪#paidsickdays?

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH There is opportunity for joint gathering of workers’ stories about being afraid of job security, financial security, so working while sick

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH 7 million people caught the flu during ‪#H1N1 epidemic from sick coworkers, says ‪@FmlyValuesWork. ‪#paidsickdays Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH 1 in 8 food service workers report coming to work sick at least twice over past year. ‪#paidsickdays Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH ‪#Paidsickdays are particularly important for workers who deal w/ public, such as restaurant workers, healthcare workers, etc.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Parents are voicing support for ‪#paidsickdays because didn’t want to take kids to school where daycare workers are sick. – ‪@FmlyValuesWork Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH What are compelling arguments used to date for ‪#paidsickdays and ‪#workersafety? Impact of ‪#paidsickdays affects workplace, community health.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Allowing workers to earn ‪#paidsickdays is a pretty modest policy. More political leaders are stepping up to this reality. – ‪@FmlyValuesWork Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH 3 out of 4 Americans, and 2 out of every 3 Republicans, believe every worker should earn ‪#paidsickdays every year, says ‪@FmlyValuesWork.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH There’s a lot of momentum on ‪#paidsickdays legislation. Public support is huge.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH NYC city council is holding hearing on ‪#paidsickdays hearing this friday, among other areas considering ‪#earnedsickdays legislation.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH In ‪#Philly, mayor first vetoed ‪#paidsickdays law, but now city is trying to gain enough votes to override veto, says ‪@FmlyValuesWork Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Since ‪#SF passed first ‪#paidsickdays law, ‪#WDC, CT, Seattle, Long Beach, CA implemented ‪#paidsickdays laws; Portland, OR; Philly just passed

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Snapshot of latest developments around country on ‪#paidsickdays, via ‪@CLASP_DC ‪@FmlyValuesWork Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH .‪@FmlyValuesWork is a coalition trying to win ‪#paidsickdays legislation in 20 states.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH .‪@LizBorkowski recommends employers look at ‪#workerscomp premiums when considering implementing ‪#paidsickdays policy

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH .‪@CLASP_DC has a calculator that shows indiv businesses how turnover affects them

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Do you know whether there is calculator that indiv businesses can use to understand cost to them of workplace injuries? ‪#paidsickdays Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH .‪@CLASP_DC asks ‪@LizBorkowski how economic impact findings bridge ‪#workersafety mvmt and ‪#paidsickdays mvmt

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Questions about ‪#workersafety and ‪#paidsickdays? Email [email protected] for answer on ‪@CLASP_DC audio conf.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Occupational injuries affect workers’ productivity, says ‪@LizBorkowski. ‪#paidsickdays Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Back injuries can be costly, and costs can persist, affecting ‪#workerscomp premiums. – ‪@LizBorkowski ‪#paidsickdays Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH If employer is having a lot of workers filing ‪#workerscomp claims, premiums will probably go up. – ‪@LizBorkowski ‪#paidsickdays Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Is there a way to figure out cost of workplace injuries? Fewer injuries can mean lower ‪#workerscomp costs, says ‪@LizBorkowski Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Even if workers get ‪#workerscomp benefits, it covers health care costs, but often won’t cover missed wages unless out of work for many days

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Low-wage workers make up 1/5 to 1/3 of workforce — and they typically spend bulk of their money. When out of work, affects economy.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH There were 1.7 million injuries and illnesses among low-wage workers w/ a cost of $39 billion in a single year, said ‪@LizBorkowski Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH We’re especially concerned b/c low-wage workers are least equipped to handle occupational injuries, said ‪@LizBorkowski Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH .‪@CLASP_DC asks ‪@LizBorkowski about the costs of injuries among low-wage workers ‪#paidsickdays Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Most occ injuries: Education&health services; natural resources/mining; leisure & hospitality industry; manufacturing; state and local govt

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH .‪@CLASP_DC asks ‪@LizBorkowski which industries have highest prevalence of workplace injuries.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Occ injuries cost our economy more than $250 billion – ‪@LizBorkowski Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH .‪@LizBorkowski recently authored policy brief re: research on economic impact of workplace injuries&illnesses within our workforce

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Where can we see copy of ‪@NIOSH study? It was published in Amer Journal of Public Health. ‪@CLASP_DC will send to registrants.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH .‪@NIOSH wanted to look at ‪#paidsickdays from employer perspective -what effect would that have on business? Profit maximizing strategy? Yes

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH This is the first study of its kind examining benefits of ‪#paidsickdays – injuries are concrete, quantifiable, can affect employers’ profits

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Rate of nonfatal occ injuries to workers w/ access to ‪#paidsickdays 2.59 per 100 workers, compared to 4.18 per 100 workers w/o access

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Workers w/ access to ‪#paidsickleave were 28% less likely to be hurt on job than those without access to ‪#paidsickdays – ‪@LizBorkowski Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Tomorrow, ‪#paidsickdays legislation will be introduced nationally. via ‪@CLASP_DC Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH ‪#Paidsickdays movements already underway in MA and NY. ‪@NYCOSH testifying at city council hearing this week on ‪#paidsickdays Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Also a guest on audio conference is Barbara Rahke, exec director of PhilaPOSH, a member of ‪@NationalCOSH Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH More than 60 registrants on call re: intersection of ‪#workersafety and ‪#paidsickdays – call will be recorded if you can’t listen live.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH How can ‪#paidsickdays standards fit into the landscape of ‪#workersafety advocacy today? Via ‪@CLASP_DC Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Advocates have long been making the public health case for ‪#paidsickdays cc ‪@CLASP_DC, ‪@LizBorkowski Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH .‪@NIOSH researchers have found a strong association btwn workers receiving ‪#paidsickdays and a reduced incidence of occ injuries.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH ‪@CLASP_DC audio conference starting now! Guests from ‪#paidsickdays and ‪#workersafety communities.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH FYI, Twitter handles for today’s audio conf w/ ‪@CLASP_DC re ‪#paidsickdays & ‪#workersafety ‪@LizBorkowski, ‪@FmlyValuesWork, ‪@NationalCOSH Expand
  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH Have questions about ‪#workersafety and ‪#paidsickdays? Email [email protected] for answer on ‪@CLASP_DC audio conf.

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  • COSH Network ‏‪@NationalCOSH We’ll plan to live-tweet ‪@CLASP_DC audio conf re: ‪#workersafety and ‪#paidsickdays. Today at 2pm ET ‪http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5728/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=61435  â€¦
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