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Dec. 11-12, 2013
11-12 de Diciembre del 2013
The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is dedicated to promoting safe and healthy working conditions for all working people through organizing and advocacy. Our belief that almost all work-related deaths and serious injuries and illnesses are preventable motivates us to encourage workers to take action to protect their safety and health, promote protection from retaliation under job safety laws, and provide quality information and training about hazards on the job and workers’ rights.
Another fire has ravaged yet another Bangladesh garment factory last night, this one taking the lives of at least eight workers. Public attention has remained on the Bangladesh garment industry in the wake of a catastrophic factory collapse two weeks ago, whose death toll is as high as 900 workers. To say this is a travesty is an understatement.
The AFL-CIO today released its 2013 “Death on the Job” report, just two weeks after National COSH released its report, “Preventable Deaths: The Tragedy of Workplace Fatalities.”
Worker Safety Group Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform to Protect Immigrant Workers National COSH Outlines Platform to Ensure That Immigrant Workers Can Safely Speak Up About Working Conditions Today, on May Day, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) joins with workplace safety advocates across the country in calling for comprehensive immigration reform to improve health and safety for immigrant workers – and all workers alike.
Well, by all accounts, Workers’ Memorial Week of Action was a huge success. Workplace safety advocates, unions, worker centers, faith-based organizations, family members, and other advocates joined together to honor workers who have been injured or killed on the job and to push for safer workplaces.
During Workers’ Memorial Week of Action, which spanned April 22-28, workplace safety advocates, workers’ centers, unions, faith-based groups, and other activists across the country held events, released reports, and shared stories of workers who have been injured or killed on the job. Reports were released by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), MassCOSH, NYCOSH, and Worksafe in conjunction with SoCalCOSH, not to mention reports in North Carolina and Tennessee.