Not All Heroes Wear Capes

October 15, 2020

Although this will not be the last time we thank the members of our Health Technical and Legal Committees, we wanted to take this opportunity to publicly honor their efforts aiding MassCOSH and workers during this devastating pandemic.

Our Health Technical and Legal Committees have played an essential role in helping MassCOSH develop progressive workplace legislation, create headline-making reports regarding worker wellbeing, and so much more. Their selfless efforts to advocate the values you care so deeply about has never been more needed these past few months.
We could not have served workers’ interest during the pandemic as effectively as we have been at the Statehouse, at workplaces, in the media, and in our ability to synthesize government data without the following individuals. We are deeply grateful to each and every one of the individuals below; MassCOSH would not be a fraction of the organization we are today without them.

Leslie I. Boden, Ph.D., Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
Richard Clapp, Health-Technical Committee
Letitia Davis, ScD, EdM
Michael Felsen, former Regional Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, 2010-2018, MassCOSH Legal Committee
Tolle Graham, MassCOSH (retired), USW 9358
Nancy Lessin, MS, Occupational Health Specialist and Senior Staff, United Steelworkers-Tony Mazzocchi Center (retired)
Katelyn Parady, MassCOSH Health-Technical Committee Co-Chair
Elise Pechter, MPH, CIH, MassCOSH Health-Technical Committee Co-Chair
Lewis Pepper, MD, MPH, retired Occupational Doctor
Laura Punnett, Professor, University of Massachusetts- Lowell
Craig Slatin, Professor Emeritus, College of Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts - Lowell, MassCOSH Health-Technical Committee
Emily A. Spieler, Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law, Northeastern University
Gregory R. Wagner, M.D., Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
David H Wegman, MD, MSc, Professor Emeritus, Department of Work Environment, UMass Lowell, and Adjunct Professor, Harvard School of Public Health