- Message from the Co-Chairmen (Fall, 2003)
- 12-Step Programs Join LIUNA Conference Plans
- Clearing the Air about Flu Shots (and SARS too)
- Healthy Weight Assumes Prominent Position in Nation's Health Agenda
- Train Supervisors, Focus on Sprains
- Lessons from Success
- Washington Ergonomics Project Addresses Concrete Construction
- Laborers Lead Two Million Hours of Injury-Free Construction
- Canadian Tri-Fund Opens Era of Online Training
- CA Financial Crisis Shapes Needs of Public Sector Local
- A Mission for Vision
- Great American Smokeout Offers Support, Solidarity
- Me and My Daddy
Message from the Co-Chairmen (Fall, 2003)
Health and safety is about saving lives, limiting injuries and ensuring the well-being of Laborers.
Nothing makes this point clearer than the poster on our back cover.
Health and safety is also about helping health and welfare fund administrators manage scarce resources and signatory employers sustain their bottom lines.
Several articles in this issue make that point clear as well.
In one case, we look into Member Assistance Programs and discover, not only that they greatly assist Laborers and their family members with personal problems, but that they also help fund administrators ensure quality health care at affordable rates.
We also look into how - specifically - good, on-the-job safety and health programs control workers' compensation costs and improve profitability. It turns out that employers should focus on sprain and strain prevention and supervisor training to generate maximum return on their safety investment.
We continue to welcome feedback on our magazine and suggestions for topics of further investigation and reporting.