Health and safety at Starbucks: Experts answer barista’s questions


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In 2021, is hosting a series of virtual discussions with experts in the field of workplace safety and health to answer questions from Starbucks baristas.

When we talk about health and safety we mean everything from masks and proper ventilation to access to paid leave and safety from customer abuse as well as harassment and discrimination -- and more.

The sessions will take place on Instagram Live, so be sure to follow @TeamCoworker on Instagram for the latest updates and notifications. If you are a Starbucks partner and you have a workplace health and safety question or issue to share, you can submit it through our online form here. is not affiliated with Starbucks.

Check out our first session, held on March 9, 2021, with Mark Catlin, an adviser to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), and Al Vega from the Massachusetts Coalition For Occupational Safety And Health (MassCOSH) below. Or watch on IGTV here.

Check out our second session, held on May 18, 2021, with Jessica E. Martinez, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) below. Or watch on IGTV here.

On June 24th, Noelle, a former barista joined our Health and Safety at Starbucks series for part 3 to share her story and what she's learned about how baristas can advocate for safer workplaces. is a global platform to advance change in the workplace. Our platform makes it easy for individuals or groups of employees to launch, join, and win campaigns to improve their jobs and workplaces. You can start your own campaign for changes you want to see in your workplace here at, or contact us at [email protected] if you would like to discuss a workplace issue with our team.

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