NYCOSH launches “Health for Heroes” campaign

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has announced the launch of their Health for Heroes campaign. Their  aim is to locate 9/11 recovery workers and survivors so they can access health coverage and monitoring through the World Trade Center Health Program and financial compensation through the Victim Compensation Fund.

The campaign will begin in March and run through September.

NYCOSH’s partners in this effort are the New York City Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO) and the Construction Trades Council of Greater New York.

While there are currently more than 70,000 people enrolled in the WTC Health Program, that is roughly 18% of the approximately 400,000 people  who were exposed to the World Trade Center contaminants on the day of the attacks and over the following months.

More information for organizations can be found here. Find information for individuals who were exposed to World Trade Center toxins here.

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