The New York State Laborers' Union represents over 40,000 members employed in the construction industry and other fields throughout the state.
Our members are organized into more than 36 local unions and 5 district councils. We are a proud affiliate of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA).
Long time Sandhog member Eddie Mallon joined Dr. Jim Melius to provide testimony at the Washington DC hearing on the proposed OSHA silica standard. They testified as part of a panel with representatives from the LHSFNA, LiUNA Training , and the NJ Laborers Health & Safety Fund on the last day of three weeks of hearings on the standard. The LiUNA panel pointed out the health dangers of silica, but that it could be safely controlled if proper measures were followed. OSHA will now review the testimony and issue a final standard in about one year.