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Public Employee Press

Edited by Alfredo Alvarado

From left: Mickie Siegel de Hernandez, CWA District 1, Clarke, former DC 37 Safety and Health Dir. Guille Mejia and Dr. Iris Udasin, director of the WTC Health Program at Rutgers University.

Safety group celebrates Lee Clarke

The New York Committee for Occupation Safety and Health held a Dec. 19 retirement celebration for NYCOSH Chair Lee Clarke, who represented DC 37 in the group for more than 30 years. Exec. Dir. Charlene Obernauer credited Clarke with teaching her “how to be a badass” on occupational safety and health issues.

Others lauded Clarke’s steadfast advocacy for health screening and benefits for 9/11 rescue and recover workers, calling her a health and safety role model — particularly for women.