The department is committed to ensuring that every member return home at the end of their workday with the same health and quality of life they had at the beginning of their day. To achieve this goal, we work with local officers and their businesses to develop safety committees. The committees work to reduce the risk of workplace injuries and illnesses and promote practices that minimize unsafe work conditions and target compliance with federal and state health and safety regulations. Significant progress has been made towards meeting this ambitious goal of developing effective occupational safety and health committees. The primary challenge is to ensure that member protections keep pace with the rapid changes occurring, such technological advances, demographic shifts, pandemic insecurities, businesses growth and downsizing. Much work remains.
The further strengthening our bargaining power and building our union the department facilitates and supports continuous officer leadership skills and safety training within the IUE-CWA division.
All workers are entitled to a safe and healthy environment. The department works in partnership with community partners doing outreach to students of all ages creating a link to the workers and potential members of tomorrow.
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