******BREAKING NEWS******

World Renowned Photojournalist Earl Dotter visits 
The Safety and Health Training Center

On October 30, 2019, the world renowned photojournalist, Mr. Earl Dotter, was at Tri-Main Center to celebrate WNYCOSH's 40th anniversary of helping workers across Western New York. Mr. Dotter's amazing photo display was also available for the public to see as shown in some of the pictures.

We were honored to have Mr. Dotter come to our training facility and spend time with our students. Mr. Dotter asked us if he could take some pictures of the facility as well as the training that we were doing. He also indicated that this was the first time since the 1970's that he had photographed Asbestos training.

Special thank you to Greg Andrews, Rob Barr and Les Benedict for agreeing to do some hands-on training and to allow themselves to be photographed.

The remaining pictures were taken as Mr. Dotter was photographing the action.

More photos will be forthcoming.

To Mr. Dotter, thank you so much for spending time with us and thank you for your amazing work.

If you are interested in seeing Mr. Dotter's work, please go to his website at Earl Dotter


The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is an organization dedicated to serving as the voice of asbestos victims. ADAO's goals are to: serve as the united voice for all asbestos victims; unite asbestos victims; educate the public and medical community about asbestos related diseases; support research that leads to early detection, prevention and a cure; ensure equitable compensation for victims and their families and to ban the use of asbestos.

ADAO successes are many including: Support of the United States Senate which unanimously passed S. Res. 108 declaring the first week of April 2007 as National Asbestos Awareness Week. Part of S. Res. 108 is to urge the Surgeon General to warn and educate Americans that asbestos exposure may be hazardous to their health and the 3rd Annual National Asbestos Awareness Conference held at Drexel University School of Public Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Another tremendous success was the November 2007 asbestos study in which ADAO tested and found asbestos to be in common household products, such as spackling compound, window glazing and in a best selling children’s toy ("CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit"). These products were analyzed by both PLM and TEM analysis and in most instances, were found to contain asbestos by the TEM method. In addition, none of these items werer labeled to contain asbestos.

To continue the efforts of this non-profit grass root organization, we need your help. Our fight for asbestos disease awareness and fair and balanced legislation needs YOU - yes all of you. Volunteer today.

ADAO is offering Blue "Asbestos Awareness" wristbands to make people aware that asbestos use in the United States is still not banned and to raise the level of awareness of asbestos dangers.

These unique wristbands are now available at The Safety and Health Training Center's location in Buffalo. So stop by and get yours to support ADAO today.

Another way to support ADAO is to go to Goodsearch and type in ADAO in the "Who do you support?" box and everytime the search engine is used, it donates a penny to ADAO's efforts.

ADAO is offering updates and enewsletters concerning Asbestos and new information. Please use the link below to register for important breaking news and information.

To promote the dissemination of information regarding asbestos use and the diseases caused by exposure to asbestos, Ray Turpin, has joined ADAO as their New York State Representative.


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