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The Labor Division is comprised 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:
The 2019 Fall NSC Labor Division meeting will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, CA.
All Meeting dates: IBEW Caucus – Sept. 5 Labor Division Meeting – Sept. 6-8 NSC Congress and Expo – Sept. 9-11
Location: Wyndham San Diego Bayside 1355 N Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101
Sleeping Room Reservations:
Room rate: $209 – Wyndham Bayside
Meeting Cost and Registration:
Full Meeting $250 – all educational sessions and committee meetings, awards luncheon, welcome reception and complementary expo pass for Monday, Sept. 9. The Expo pass also grants access to the Opening Session. No additional registration is required.
For questions, please contact the NSC Division staff at [email protected].
Les Johnson Safety Committee ChairmanIBEW Local 733Labor 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.
Travis M. ParsonsAssociate Director of Occupational Safety and HealthLaborers Health & Safety Fund of North AmericaLabor 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.
Karl MagerTransportation Workers UnionLocal 555Labor 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.
Twana McFann Safety Technician City of Columbus, Public UtilitiesImmediate 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.
Tammy T. Washington[email protected]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.
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.
We are committed to ensuring the availability of quality and effective chemical dependency and mental health treatment services for workers and their families by promoting the value and efficacy of such services to those within the workplace.
We are dedicated to enhancing the competency and availability of Labor Assistance Professionals and Programs through networking opportunities, continuing education, and professional certification.
We are dedicated to increasing the recognition of the key role Labor Assistance Programs have in advancing workplace wellness and safety by serving as the voice of EAP with a specialized sensitivity to organized labor within the Behavioral Health Care industry.
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