The role of the Union Health and Safety Committee in evaluating the health hazards of hospital workers: A case study

Stellman, Jeanne M.; Stellman, Steven D.; Berek, Judy; Ezraty, Arlene

The Union Health and Safety Committee is an important tool for evaluating and reducing job-related health risks among hospital workers. The experience of one such committee which effectively performed this duty at New York University Medical Center has led to a city-wide survey by District 1199 of working conditions and health status among hospital laboratory workers. Results showed a possible association of hepatitis with some job practices and led to constructive suggestions for improving working conditions and reducing disease risk among hospital workers.


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July 8, 2014