Geraldine Stella, PEF Health and Safety Specialist, was the recipient of the 2018 Karen Silkwood Award presented by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. Stella received the award June 14 in Manhattan for her tremendous contributions to the occupational safety and health movement.
Stella was instrumental in helping to develop workplace violence prevention policies and programs that are a model for workplaces across the nation. She has mentored union members on the value of strong labor-management committees to protect workers, and how to launch and maintain the committee. Stella also worked with the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to conduct a wall-to-wall risk assessment in one of their correctional facilities, which resulted in a workplace violence risk assessment training that is now being delivered to each state prison in New York.
PEF leaders and PEF staff congratulate Geraldine Stella for all her accomplishments that promote change for the common good.