Carol A. Bates

Carol recently retired from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after working there for over 37 years.  She is an active union member and executive board officer of her AFGE local.  She has dedicated her entire working life to protection of the American worker.  She has served on the executive board of the North Shore Central Labor Council and is currently on the executive board of the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council.  She is retiring from government service at the end of 2014 and would like to put the skills she has learned as an educator, organizer, mobilizer and coalition builder to good use for a worthy cause.  She believes as a board member the relationships she has made within the government and with outside organizations will allow her to build additional bridges with MassCOSH and others in many areas.