The NSC Labor Division

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:

  • 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

NSC Labor Division 2019 Fall Meeting

The 2019 Fall NSC Labor Division meeting will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, CA.

Get the Agenda

All Meeting dates:
IBEW Caucus – Sept. 5
Labor Division Meeting – Sept. 6-8
NSC Congress and Expo – Sept. 9-11

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
1355 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Sleeping Room Reservations:
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Password: NSC2019Labor
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.

Labor Division and Congress Registration


  • You must provide your member ID number
  • IBEW members can use member #240255
  • All other members that do not know their number should contact NSC customer service at (800) 621-7615

Key Dates

  • Division Leadership meeting (committee chairs and vice chairs) Friday, Sept. 6
  • Opening Session – Friday, Sept. 6
  • Awards Luncheon – Friday, Sept. 6
  • Welcome Reception – Saturday, Sept. 7

For questions, please contact the NSC Division staff at [email protected].

Meet the Labor Division Leadership Team


Les Johnson
Safety Committee Chair
IBEW Local 733
Labor Division Chair

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. 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.


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.


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

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.

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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