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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.
Workers’ Memorial Week 2015, which concluded on May 2, featured over 100 events nationwide and six new reports on worker fatalities released from National COSH and local COSH groups.
Today – April 28th – National COSH and a coalition of worker safety groups are releasing the U.S. Worker Fatality Database, which shows the names, people and stories behind the statistical reports of deaths on the job. It is the largest open-access data set of individual workplace fatalities ever collected in the United States.
For Workers’ Memorial Week 2015, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health has released Not An Accident: Preventable Deaths 2015. This annual report provides details on and context for the yearly toll of worker fatalities in the U.S.
In this new video from Fight for $15, McDonald’s workers tell their stories of burns, understaffing, dangerous work practices, and the use of condiments as first aid.
At least 3.8 million work-related injuries and illnesses occur in the U.S. every year, and the century-old Workers’ Compensation system is intended to provide financial and medical relief to affected workers. Two recent reports – one from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and one from NPR and ProPublica -- revealed how the Workers’ Comp safety net is being torn to shreds.