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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.
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.
A new survey, commissioned by National COSH, shows a high rate of burns and other injuries among workers in the fast food industry.
Do you have a minute to help workers who are fighting for safety in their workplaces and communities? If so, please join the National COSH team in signing this online petition.
National COSH, with help from local COSH partners, has launched SpeakUp4SafeWork.org, a bilingual website that tells the stories of American workers facing daily hazards on the job. The new site will be a resource for activists, journalists, policy makers and the public, giving workers a chance to shine a light on the dangerous conditions that exist in many American workplaces.