Worker-led Collaborations for Strong Enforcement

Workers with the COSH network have pioneered new models that position workers as partners in government’s expansion and enforcement of workers’ rights at the local, state, and federal levels:  

  • forming public-health councils to monitor workplace health and safety violations (LA County, California);
  • securing enforceable safety standards and rights to form health & safety committees with management (New York state); and
  • winning the nation’s first essential workers’ board (Harris County, Texas); and more!

Government agencies lack the tools, staffing, knowledge, and trust needed to ensure healthy, safe, and dignified conditions. These victories are part of our work to change this, by collaborating with the government to enforce workers’ rights and create a culture of responsiveness and accountability to workers.

Our eight regional committees are a hub for these efforts. Regional coordinators and committees help workers and their organizations build relationships with each other — then campaign together for a world where the government listens to our complaints and enforces our rights and employers respect the law. Learn with us! Access COSH’s Worker-Engaged Government Co-Enforcement Toolkit here.

National COSH helps us bring our efforts together and bring the fight to realize our rights to the highest levels of the federal government. Working in this way, we are advancing workers’ National Agenda for Health and Safety. And we” re winning real gains, like the Department of Homeland Security’s commitment to halt workplace-based immigration actions and the Department of Labor’s new process to protect undocumented workers who engage in enforcement efforts from immigration action.

 

Get Involved! Contact your regional coordinators today:

 

Region

Name

Organization

Email

 

Mid-Atlantic COSH Region (DC, MD*, VA*)

OSHA Region 3

Darryl Alexander

COSH Advisor

[email protected]

 

 

Scott Schneider

COSH Advisor

[email protected]
         

Midwest COSH Region (IA*, IL*, IN*, KS, MI*, MN*, MO, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, WI)

OSHA Regions 5, 6, 7, and 8

Magda Orlander

Cincinnati Interfaith Worker Center

[email protected]

 

 

Jessie Cruz

National COSH

[email protected]
         

Mountain West / Southwest COSH Region (AZ*, CO, ID, MT, NM*, NV*, UT, WY*)

OSHA Regions 8, 9, and 10

Katelyn Parady

National COSH

[email protected]

 

         

New England COSH Region (CT*, MA, ME*, NH, RI, VT*)

OSHA Region 1

Steve Shrag

ConnectiCOSH

[email protected]

 

 

Al Vega

MassCOSH / MassCOSH Immigrant Worker Center

[email protected]

 

Pamela Puchalski

ConnectiCOSH

[email protected]
         

New York COSH Region (NY*)

OSHA Region 2

Rossana Coto-Batres

NENYCOSH

[email protected]

 

 

Carlos Guitierrez

Midstate New York COSH

[email protected]
         

NJ / PA / DE COSH Region (NJ*, PA, DE)

OSHA Regions 2 and 3

Nicole Fuller

PhilaPOSH

[email protected]

 

 

Cecilia Leto

New Jersey Work Environment Council

[email protected]
         

Southern COSH Region (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY*, LA, MS, NC*, SC*, TN*, TX, WV)

OSHA Regions 4 and 6

Hunter Ogletree

Western North Carolina Worker Center

[email protected]

 

 

Brittney Jenkins

National COSH

[email protected]
         

West Coast COSH Region (AK*, CA*, HI*, OR*, WA*)

OSHA Regions 9 and 10

Cipriano Belser

Southern California COSH

[email protected]

 

 

Kate Suisman

Safe Jobs Oregon

[email protected]
         

*Denotes OSHA State Plans