Cecelia Gilligan Leto
Safer and Healthier Workplaces
Leto has provided strategic advice and participatory safety and health training to over 6,500 workers from over 60 unions, employers, and organizations. She is an authorized OSHA trainer for 10-hour and 30-hour courses, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Labor Safety and Health from the National Labor College. Before working at WEC, from 1999 through 2005, she served as a Health and Safety Project Coordinator and Assistant Training Coordinator for the Rutgers University Occupational Training and Education Consortium in New Brunswick. In those capacities, she coordinated curriculum development and facilitated 12 train-the- trainer programs addressing many workplace hazards. Her particular areas of training expertise include hazard recognition, systems approaches to incident investigation, OSHA rights, joint safety and health committees, injury and illness prevention programs, and preventing workplace violence, as well as other hazards. Cecelia is currently the President of the Greater NJ Coalition of Labor Union Women and is the past Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health. In 2008, Leto received the Hero of Healthcare Award from the Health Professionals and Allied Employees union for exceptional training of their members.