2011 4ever CHAMPIONs Awards

Occupational Health Leaders present

2011 “4ever CHAMPION” Awards

Commemorating nation’s 2nd Occupational Health Awareness Week,

NYS Network of Occupational Health Clinics, Legislators, Labor & Community Leaders honor Workplace Health & Safety Champs

WHAT: 4ever CHAMPIONs in the field of Occupational Health & Safety are honored at the nation’s 2nd Annual Occupational Health Awareness (OHA) Week ceremony.

WHEN:     TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011, 10:30 am inAlbany’s Legislative Office Building/LOB, Press Room (LCA) 130

WHO:        Honorees and attendees from local to federal government, legislative, labor, business and community leaders:


  • Charles E. Fitz-Gerald, former NYS Automobile Dealers Assoc. Insurance Director;  (Albany) Occupational & Environmental Health Center Advisory Board member
  • Rebecca Fuentes, Workers’Center of CentralNew York Coordinator
  • David Kotelchuck, PhD, MPH, CIH, Hunter College Professor Emeritus; Network founder; Mount Sinai and Bellevue occupational health centers Advisory Boards member
  • The Hon. Rory Lancman, Chairman of the NYS Assembly Subcommittee on Workplace Safety; a co-founder of OHA Week
  • Ruth Sergel, a founder of the Remember The Triangle Fire Coalition and CHALK
  • Art Wilcox, former Public Employee Division Director of the NYS AFL-CIO; a Network founder; Mount Sinai Occupational & Environmental Medicine Center Advisory Board member


  • The Hon. Richard Gottfried (NYS Assembly)
  • The Hon. Joseph Robach (NYS Senate)
  • The Hon. Keith Wright (NYS Assembly)

OHA Week founders and supporters from health and science, labor, community:

  • The NYS Network of Occupational Health Clinics
  • New York COSH organizations: NYCOSH, CNYCOSH, WNYCOSH….

WHY:  OHA Week was conceived by members of the NYS Network of Occupational Health Clinics to underscore the fact that occupational health and safety are critically important and that workplace-related illness and injury are preventable. Each year, millions of U.S.workers are disabled and thousands more die as a result of job-related injuries and illnesses. In NYS alone, nearly 280,000 workers are annually reported as ill or injured as a result of their work, with an additional 220 fatalities, each year.       For more information about OHA week, visit: https://ohaweek.wordpress.com

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