MassCOSH Founders and Early Activists Honor MassCOSH’s 40 Years!
In 1976, the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health was founded, growing out of Urban Planning Aid’s Industrial Health and Safety Project. The founding convention/conference was held on April 3, 1976, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Active committees accomplished on-going work for the organization: the MassCOSH Health-Technical Committee, the MassCOSH Legal Committee, and the MassCOSH Steering Committee. In 1979, MassCOSH hired its first paid staff person. New committees formed (e.g. the MassCOSH Women’s Committee) and new activists became involved. These early organizational founders and activists built the foundation upon which MassCOSH grows and thrives today. And today MassCOSH Founders and Early Activists pay tribute to all who have carried on MassCOSH’s important and inspiring work over the last four decades.
Contributions to celebrate MassCOSH’s 40th Anniversary have been made by the following MassCOSH Founders/Early Activists:
Enid Eckstein and Dick Monks
Rose H. Goldman
David Kriebel and Margaret M. Quinn
Nancy Lessin: In memory of Charley Richardson, Emily Novick, Warren Plaut, and Ed Eagan
Marilyn Morrissey: In honor of NancySprince and Craig Zwerling
Special thanks to: Laura Punnett and Rafael Moure-Eraso
Bob Schwartz and Emily Sedgwick
NancySprince and Craig Zwerling: In memory of Jim Ryan
Richard Youngstrom and Anne Kaufman