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The Safety and Health Department is responsible for developing occupational safety and health and transportation safety policy for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The department also provides technical and regulatory information as well as support to IBT Trade Divisions, Conferences, IBT Departments, Joint Councils, Local Union Affiliates and Rank-and-File Members. Safety and Health Department staff provides regulatory and technical support to IBT affiliates during collective bargaining activities and are very involved in rulemaking activities conducted by various federal, state, and local governmental entities.
Specifically, department staff routinely provides assistance on issues such as: workers’ rights pursuant to OSHA and DOT, transportation safety, chemical hazards and "right to know," medical qualifications for drivers, drug testing, exposure monitoring and ventilation, and work-related injuries.
The department also administers a comprehensive hazardous waste and hazardous materials handling training program (EPA Superfund, Department of Energy, and Department of Transportation) with centers throughout the United States, and can assist locals in establishing safety and health committees and training programs.

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The Safety and Health Department is responsible for developing occupational safety and health and transportation safety policy for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The department also provides technical and regulatory information as well as support to IBT Trade Divisions, Conferences, IBT Departments, Joint Councils, Local Union Affiliates and Rank-and-File Members. Safety and Health Department staff provides regulatory and technical support to IBT affiliates during collective bargaining activities and are very involved in rulemaking activities conducted by various federal, state, and local governmental entities.