Primary geographic focus: California Statewide, Northern California, Southern California
Organization Type: Provider, Research/Policy/Organizing
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: Support Centers, IOLTA-Funded
Tags: Employment, Workers Rights
Worksafe is a California-based organization dedicated to eliminating all types of workplace hazards. Worksafe advocates for protective worker health and safety laws and effective remedies for injured workers, watchdogs government agencies to ensure they enforce these laws, and engages in campaigns in coalition with unions, workers, community, environmental and legal organizations, and scientists to eliminate hazards and toxic chemicals from the workplace.
To protect the most vulnerable of California workers, Worksafe engages in impact litigation and provides legal training, technical assistance, and advocacy support to legal services programs who serve low wage and immigrant workers.
Worksafe began in the late 1970s when a group of labor, community, and occupational health educators and activists came together to advocate for safety and health for California’s workers. The organization has roots in two past groups, BACOSH (Bay Area Committee on Occupational Safety and Health) and SCCOSH (Santa Clara Center on Occupational Safety and Health). These two organizations became CalCOSH in 2004, and the name of the organization was changed to Worksafe in 2006.
PRESS/RESEARCH FROM THIS SOURCELAAC Member Story Worksafe
December 1, 2013
Worksafe's legal team convenes statewide working group of advocates, many of whom are legal aid and worker center members of The Coalition of Low-Wage and Immigrant Worker Advocates (CLIWA).
PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCELAAC Member Story
Workday, Street Level Health Project, and Centro Legal de la Raza Reclaim Lives Lost Needlessly to Workplace HazardsJora Trang
April 18, 2016
Join Worksafe, Street Level Health Project, and Centro Legal de la Raza Thursday, April 28th, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for their Workers Memorial Day Event in Downtown Oakland where they will call upon workers, unions, advocates, allies, and government agencies to join them in honoring those who have lost their lives at work. Please come out to show solidarity, mourn for the dead, fight like hell for the living.
News Story Allyson Escobar
The Asian Journal
September 15, 2015
SB 134, which would support a loan-assistance program for attorneys committed to serving the public interest, awaits governor's signature.
TRAININGS FROM THIS SOURCE
Discussion of stress innate to legal aid and social justice work and substance abuse issues that may be a symptom of that stress.
MCLE: 1 hour (Competence Issues (formerly substance abuse))
Offers experience-based knowledge in advocating within monolingual Latino and Southeast Asian (particularly Vietnamese) communities.
MCLE: 1 hour (Elimination of Bias)
Worksafe attorneys who have extensive experience in a variety of administrative settings provide practical instruction and tips.
MCLE: 1 hour
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