Ben Weilerstein

ben.w@masscosh.org                           617-825-7233 ext 12
Ben brings a wealth of experience and great passion to MassCOSH and will help expand the over three decades of work and progress created by former MassCOSH employee Tolle Graham.

A Tufts University graduate and proficient Spanish speaker, Ben began his career at Boston’s Toxics Action Center (TAC) where he played a key role supporting community groups campaigning for healthy environments. It was with TAC that he became aware of MassCOSH, as the two organizations play major roles organizing Zero Waste Boston, advocating for decreased landfill and incineration use and fighting for better conditions and pay for waste workers. 
 
Ben gained additional experience working with the Massachusetts Nurses Association, developing worker leadership and building the organizing capacity of nursing units as part of the union’s massive Yes on 1 campaign. There he learned just how critical unions are to achieving workers’ demands for reasonable working conditions and developed valuable organizing skills.
 
Ben serves as MassCOSH’s main liaison to Greater Boston’s union community, working to document their needs and developing ways for MassCOSH to better assist them in achieving safer, better working conditions. He also heads the research and creation of MassCOSH’s annual Dying for Work in Massachusetts report.