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[Excerpt] Health and safety for union members on the job is a top priority for the Public Employees Federation. Our members face the risk of on-the-job injuries every working day. It is a known fact that the injury and illness rates for public employees far exceed that of private sector employees.

Our union’s Health and Safety Department has prepared this handbook to assist PEF members in recognizing the workplace hazards that are most frequently cited by PESH and OSHA. This handbook gives you an overview of the standards related to those hazards as well as a reference guide to do any further research.


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AFL-CIO. (2003). PESH/OSHA standards: Information for workers. Washington, DC: Author.

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