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Advocating for Health and Safety Through PESH

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From a November 16, 2022 Workshop:

The Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau (PESH) enforces OSHA safety and health standards in all public sector workplaces in New York State. Through PESH, employees at CUNY campuses can report possible violations of safety and health standards and schedule a visit from a PESH investigator. In this video, Patricia Geisel (NYSUT’s Workplace Health and Safety Specialist) and Ellen Lynch (Executive Vice President of the United College Employees of the Fashion Institute of Technology) explain what PESH does, the power of the investigation process, and how to file a PESH complaint.

Sections of particular interest from the video below include:

01- 02:15 Introductions

02:15 – 21:05 Ellen Lynch: case study of health and safety committee at FIT

15:15 – 16:00 Language on temperature in FIT contract (Slide 9)

21:05 – 31:30 Q&A

31:30 – 53:15  Patricia Geisel: What are OSHA and PESH

36:00 – 39:40  The PESH inspection process

53:16 – 1:01:20 Q&A

1:01:20 – 1:17:45 Role of the health and safety committee

1:17:45 – 1:28:30 Q&A on submitting a PESH complaint



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Published: March 8, 2023 | Last Modified: March 15, 2023

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