Michael Felsen

MassCOSH monthly donor Michael Felsen is the kind of advocate every nonprofit wish to have on their side: generous, knowledgeable, and committed to making the world a more just place.  

Felsen’s involvement with MassCOSH began after graduating from Northeastern University joining MassCOSH’s budding Legal Committee in the organization’s early years. When on the clock, he worked for the Boston Regional Solicitor's Office, part of the US Department of Labor, where he managed a staff of 30. For 35 years, he helped enforce all federal protections afforded to working people while also aiding MassCOSH in various campaigns that expanded those protections through the giving of his time and resources. He has recently retired.  

“For a small organization, MassCOSH has played an outsized role in organizing workers, protecting vulnerable populations, educating the public on workplace dangers, and changing legislation to enhance protections,” says Felsen. 
“MassCOSH has a noble mission but operates on a very tight budget. I wanted to do what I could to help in some small way to ensure MassCOSH could do the critical work that it does.