Helping to Protect Workers' Health and Safety
"Making sure that women and men at work in Montgomery County are safe and healthy on the job is important work. Montgomery County is committed to ensuring that County government offices, facilities, and work sites are as safe and healthy as possible.
But the work doesn't stop there. As County Executive, I am committed to helping Maryland Occupational Safety and Health to do its job of protecting all workers in Montgomery County.
This website includes links to important information about occupational safety and health issues, a link to the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health to lodge complaints and get information about training programs available on safety and health, and links to other organizations working to protect worker safety and health."
About the Montgomery Worker Health and Safety Initiative
A County initiative that will help protect the health and safety of working people in Montgomery County.
- A Public Hearing convened by the Montgomery County Worker Safety & Health Commission Opening Remarks by County Executive Isiah Leggett, Councilmembers Valerie Ervin, George Leventhal, and Nancy Navarro. Hear testimony by County immigrant workers and also by authorities on occupational safety and health. Download flyer in English (pdf) and Spanish (pdf)
- Media Advisory on Public Hearing on Challenges Faced by Immigrant Workers
- Leggett, Leventhal and Ervin Join Worker Advocates to Unveil Health and Safety Initiative on National “Workers Memorial Day”.
- Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) MOSH works to improve the safety and health of Maryland's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
- U.S. Department of Labor
- AFL-CIO: Safety & Health at Work
- CPWR – The Center for
- Construction Research and Training
- CASA of Maryland
Wage issues; immigration issues related to employment, human trafficking, employment, health and education programs; Women Seeking Justice seeking to improve the rights of domestic workers living in Montgomery County.
In Emergencies and Filing a Complaint
- If there is an emergency or the hazard is immediately life-threatening, call 1-888-257-MOSH.
Worker Health and Safety Alerts, Information, Issues and Tips
- Flu Information (H1N1 and Seasonal) Find out what you can do to guard against the flu and to help prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus.
- Hazard Alerts for Construction Workers Hazard Alerts are flyers that tell construction workers about hazards and how to protect themselves.
- This brochure was produced by the Montgomery County Commission for Women to help domestic workers know their rights. Whether or not you have legal immigration status, almost all of the laws that protect workers in Maryland apply to you. - English | French | Spanish
- Safety & Health Information From SEIU Safety and Health Information from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
- Landscape and Horticulture Services: Hazards and Solutions This website helps identify potential hazards and possible solutions to specific activities within the landscape and horticultural services industry.
- Safety and Health Topics for Teen Workers U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Division - Provides safety and health information for young workers. It details workers' rights and responsibilities, and links to training and other educational tools.