AFTNJ Higher Education Vice President Joyce S. Sagi received an Educator/Trainer Award from the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health this month in Maryland. Sagi leads training sessions on a broad range of issues including workplace violence and bullying, emergency preparedness and response, indoor air quality and basic hazard awareness.
“Sagi has a unique ability to reach workers through training and education and empowering workers to fight for improved conditions in their workplaces,” said Amy Bahruth AFT’s Assistant Director Health, Safety and Wellbeing.
“We pray for those that lost their lives on the job,” said Sagi, “but continue to fight for the living.” She is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration authorized trainer and a frequent lead in AFT Emergency Preparedness and response training. Sagi also serves on the AFT National Health and Safety Advisory Board and the Indoor Air Quality Task Force. She is a board member for the New Jersey Work Environment Council and as Executive Vice-President for the Greater NJ Chapter of Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW).
“Most recently, Joyce has been working as an emergency recovery training consultant post-Sandy,” said Bahruth. “Joyce is retiring from Rutgers in January of 2014 but will remain an active retiree and continue to train and advocate for workers with dedication, determination, and diligence because that’s what she loves to do and she’s good at it.”