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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:
LocationMarriott Marquis Houston1777 Walker StreetHouston, TX
Sleeping Room Reservations
Rate is $269.00 per night. Book online. Select LABOR from the drop down menu and enter code: LAB2018Houston. Questions? Call onPeak at (866) 575-4156 and indicate you want to book within the NSC Congress & Expo Labor Division Room block. Hotel reservation cut-off date is Aug. 24.
Meeting Cost and Registration
Cost is $250 and includes all educational sessions and committee meetings, awards luncheon, welcome reception and Expo pass for Monday, Oct. 22. The Expo pass also grants access to the opening session. No additional registration is required.
Three Ways to Register
Note: To obtain your complimentary Expo Pass for Monday, Oct. 22, scan the barcode on your confirmation letter at any of the registrations stations located on the skybridge between the Marriott Marquis and Convention Center.
Please note: You must register and pay a separate fee for all guests. They will be required to have a badge to enter the awards luncheon and welcome reception.
Questions? Please contact 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.
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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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