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June 5, Washington DC: Delegates from the Nat'l Conference on Worker Safety & Health, joined by union members & other safety advocates, delivered hundreds of signatures to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, telling the Chamber to stop blocking OSHA's new life-saving silica rule.
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.
On Thursday, June 25, forty groups around the country delivered 25,000 petition signatures calling on Hyundai to support good jobs throughout its supply chain. Altogether, about 25 national, state and local organizations — unions, the faith community, community groups, health and safety advocates (COSH groups), student groups and others — participated in the delegations to support workers who are organizing to form their union with the United Auto Workers (UAW).
The fast-growing recycling industry can help reduce greenhouse gases and cut back on harmful landfills – but a new report shows 17 deaths of recycling workers between 2011 and 2013, and a high rate of injury on the job.
One of the highlights of this month’s National Conference on Worker Safety and Health in Baltimore, Maryland, was the presentation of the 2015 Health and Safety Awards.The National COSH Awards, based on nominations from local COSH and other worker health and safety groups around the country, were presented on June 3. In addition, COSH Network awards, recognizing grass roots activists in local COSH groups, were presented at the COSH Network meeting on June 1.
Dan Neal of WYCOSH reports on the highlights of the 2015 National Conference on Worker Safety and Health, and calls on advocates to push regulators to improve and enforce worker protections.
Desario will speak and answer questions following a special screening Tuesday, June 2 at 7 pm at the National Conference on Worker Safety and Health. The film -- which features an interview with National COSH Board President Barbara Rahke --tells the story of Day Davis, a 21-year-old temp worker killed on his first day of work at a Bacardi Bottling plant in Jacksonville, Florida.
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.