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The NSC Labor Division

  • ​The Labor Division is c​omprised of union-based safety professionals and government regulators who share interest in safety, health and environmental concerns within the industry. The Labor Division has 13 sections/committees:

    • Community Service/Public Safety
    • Construction
    • Ergonomics
    • Government
    • Industrial
    • Labor Agencies and Standards
    • Maritime
    • Occupational Driver
    • Occupational and Environmental Health
    • Promotion of Training and Education
    • Transportation
    • Troubled Worker Safety and Health
    • Utilities
  • Save the Date: 2018 Spring Meeting


    The NSC Spring Professional Safety Network Division meetings will be held May 20-23, 2018, in Rosemont, IL.

    Join safety professionals in addressing industry-related issues and best practices. You'll walk away with:

    • Insights from industry experts to take back to your workplace and communities
    • Ideas for recharging your company's safety program to motivate employees and colleagues
    • Professional contacts and valuable networking experiences

    Vendors and sponsors are welcome. For more information, contact Kathy Bernstein, kathy.bernstein@nsc.org or (630) 775-2301.

    Agenda, registration information and lodging details will be available soon.

    Meet the Labor Division Leadership Team


    Johnson

    Les Johnson
    Safety Committee Chairman
    IBEW Local 733
    Labor Division Chairman

    Johnson is a full-time union safety representative at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. He is a member of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health and has been a member of the NSC Labor Division for 17 years.

    Parsons

    Travis M. Parsons
    Associate Director of Occupational Safety and Health
    Laborers Health & Safety Fund of North America
    Labor Division Vice President

    Parsons, a member of LiUNA Local 11, joined the Labor Division in 2017. He has more than 15 years of experience in occupational safety and health and has worked at the Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund since 2002. He provides safety and health services to contractors and affiliates of LiUNA for projects throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is a member of the NSC Labor Advisory Committee, an OSHA Master Instructor for North America’s building trades unions and chairman of the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board. He previously worked at the Safety & Health Extension of West Virginia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physiology and completed course work for a master’s in occupational safety and health/industrial hygiene.

    Mager

    Karl Mager
    Transportation Workers Union
    Local 555
    Labor Division Secretary

    Karl Mager has been a proud member of the Transport Workers Union Local 555 since 1995. Hired by Southwest Airlines at New Orleans International Airport, he became immediately involved in the Safety Committee. He later transferred to Tampa International Airport and remained involved in safety. He became regional safety representative for TWU 555 in 2001, and in 2016 became the Transport Workers Union Local 555 safety and health chairman. Karl has been attending NSC Labor Division meetings since 2010.

    McFann

    Twana McFann
    Safety Technician
    City of Columbus, Public Utilities
    Immediate Past Chairman

    McFann, a member of AFSCME 1632 and I.B.E.W. Local 683 in Columbus, OH, has been with the Labor Division since 1999. She formerly was a journeyman wireman in construction. While currently working at a Municipal Utility for the City of Columbus, Public Utilities, she teaches multiple topics, but her focus is electrical work, regulatory compliance, overseeing electrical training, written programs/procedures, observations and inspections. When not working, she is a Midwest representative for The Fallen Lineman Organization, a nonprofit that aids Electrical Lineworker families who have experienced on-the-job injuries and fatalities.

    Washington

    Tammy T. Washington
    tammy.washington@nsc.org
    NSC Division Program Manager

    Tammy has been employed with NSC for more than 10 years. She is responsible for managing the NSC volunteer engagement programs, meetings, websites and databases. Besides the Labor Division, she also works with the Business & Industry, Construction, Utilities, and Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment divisions. Tammy can be reached at (630) 775-2227.

  • Testimonials


    "As a member [of the] NSC Labor Division I have received excellent training from peer experts and developed a network of union safety specialists. I have also grown as a safety leader both at work and in my community thanks to the strong leadership of the Labor Division."

    – Rick Irwin, Safety Blue Hat, IBEW Local 965

    “Being a member of the Labor Division has provided me tremendous training and networking opportunities. This has not only helped me to understand the various safety and health issues and solutions at other workplaces within my industry, but I have a better understanding of safety and health solutions throughout many different workplaces. This also provides many resources willing to provide assistance and feedback on safety and health issues."

    – Ronald Miller, Ground Safety Director, I.A.M. District 142

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Edward Egan Soldier of Safety Award

Awarded to a Division member who embodies the ideals and guidance that Edward Eagan practiced every day in the promotion of safety and health for the American worker. Edward Eagan was part of IBEW Local 103 and served as a highly regarded labor liaison with OSHA. Eagan passed away in 1997.

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