Health & Safety

To report a hazardous condition or safety issue contact your Union Representative immediately, or email us immediately!

UFCW Local 1500's Health & Safety Department is among the most aggressive and successful in the  New York metropolitan area.

The coordinators of the Department have all received training and continue to educate themselves about the many aspects of workplace safety.

They each have many responsibilities. They help identify hazards at store level and work with company officials to have the problem corrected. When they do not receive cooperation, they are quick to notify the Federal and State Government agencies responsible for safety and demand action from them.

Local 1500 members face a broad range of on-the-job hazards. These hazards include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Workplace violence
  • Exposure to noise and air pollution
  • Improperly designed checkout stand
  • Blocked fire doors

Whatever the problem, the Local 1500 Safety Team is ready to assist. Never hesitate to contact our Safety team. There are no "stupid" questions when it comes to workplace safety.

Just call Local 1500 at 1-800-522-0456 and ask for the Safety Department.

Remember...The Local 1500 Safety Department is there for you!