July 28, 2015

Application for Special Health and Safety Course for USW Full-Time Health and Safety Representatives, to be held Sept. 9-11, 2015 in Pittsburgh

USW HSEThe USW Health, Safety and Environment department and Tony Mazzocchi Center will once again present a three-day course specifically for USW full-time health and safety representatives, and USW full-time health and safety committee chairs. The class will be presented Sept. 9-11, 2015 at the USW's International Headquarters located at: 60 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. This course is for USW full-time health and safety reps, full-time health and safety committee chairs, and others from the USW who spend full-time on health and safety activities (USW members who have been appointed, elected or selected to work on health and safety issues full-time).

The course will incorporate current issues, problem-solving and strategic planning aimed at helping full-time USW health and safety reps meet current and future challenges. It is designed to assist full-time health and safety reps, and have participants assist each other – whether you are new to this job, or have many years' experience – in your day-to-day work aimed at eliminating, reducing and preventing hazards; creating safer, healthier workplaces; increasing member involvement in the union’s health and safety efforts; and building stronger unions.

There are approximately 20 slots for this course. Applicants will need approval from your District Director to apply. Please work through your local union leadership and your Staff Representative to obtain this approval.

There is no registration fee for the three-day course, but local unions will need to make arrangements to cover travel, lodging and related expenses for those attending the program.

If you are interested in applying to be a participant in this program, please obtain approval from your District Director and send an email to Nancy Lessin at nlessin@uswtmc.org, with a cc to Connie Brown at cbrown@usw.org, and include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Local Union
  • Your Personal or Union Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • City and State
  • Employer
  • Your Full-Time Health and Safety Position (are you a full-time safety rep? safety committee chair? etc.)
  • How long you have served in this position
  • Name and contact email for your Local Union President and your local union's Staff Representative
  • Does your Local Union President and Staff Representative know you have applied to participate in this course?
  • Name of your District Director
  • Has your District Director given approval for this application?

Those who will be participating in the September 2015 course will get further information regarding how to make hotel reservations and related logistics. If the course fills up and not everyone who wants to attend can participate, we will notify you. We plan to repeat the course in the near future to accommodate those who could not attend in September.

If you have any questions about this upcoming training program, please contact Steve Sallman at ssallman@usw.org or Nancy Lessin at nlessin@uswtmc.org. Thank you for your interest!

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