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Register NOW for Early Bird Discount

The National Conference on Worker Safety and Health is coming up this June 2nd through 4th at the Maritime Institute, just outside of Baltimore. If you register by April 24th, you’ll receive a $50 discount.

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Video: Burned at McDonald’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.
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New reports: Workers’ Comp not working for America’s ill and injured workers

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.

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"The managers told me to put mustard on it”

A new survey, commissioned by National COSH, shows a high rate of burns and other injuries among workers in the fast food industry.

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Show Your Support for Striking Steelworkers

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.

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New Website Features Workers’ Stories: Speak Up For Safe Work

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.

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Safety Groups Call for OSHA Reforms

A coalition of safety advocates, including National COSH, has filed a petition before the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC), calling for greater worker and public participation in Commission proceedings.

“Workers know best how to prevent the hazards that cause injuries, illnesses and death on the job,” says Mary Vogel, Executive Director of National COSH.

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National Conference on Worker Safety and Health

National COSH is pleased to announce that registration for its 2015 National Conference on Worker Safety and Health is now open. It's not just a conference -- it's a movement.

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NLRB action against McDonald’s is a victory for workers

Making the case for franchisor “joint employer” status

On December 19th, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel Richard Griffin issued 13 complaints, involving 78 charges, against McDonald’s USA. The action follows Griffin’s July finding that the fast food giant is a “joint employer” along with its franchisees, and therefore potentially liable for violations of labor law committed at those restaurants.

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Backgrounder: Chemical Disaster in La Porte, Texas

DuPont, owner of plant where 4 died from chemical exposure, is worldwide seller of ‘safety’ training to other companies
Company claimed $100 million in safety training revenue in 2004, but experts say discredited program discourages reporting, increases risk of workplace hazards

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