Sessions at NYSUT's March conference on workplace health and safety issues included best practices in delivering mental and behavioral health services; advocating for injured workers; workplace bullying and harassment; cyberbullying; indoor air quality; grading your workplace violence plan; and student trauma and its impact on the school environment.
Following are the accompanying Power Point presentations and materials from select sessions.
For reference, here's a copy of the conference program/agenda.
“If we don’t care about health and safety, lives get lost,” said Paul Pecorale, the NYSUT vice president who oversees the union's health and safety constituency. Labor unions are the organizations that made health and safety a foundation for workers, he said, urging local unions to create a health and safety contact in every building.
“We are still here and we still matter,” Pecorale said.
See you at next year's event!