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Justify your attendance at the National Worker Safety and Health Conference

Getting approval to attend and expense a conference can be difficult, so we want to help make your pitch easier. Here are the top reasons you should plan to attend the 2013 National Worker Safety and Health Conference this December and the deliverables you can expect to get out of it.

Pennsylvania teenager's death could have been prevented if Obama administration didn't cave to industry pressure

A 17-year-old boy in Lebanon County, Pa. was killed on Wednesday while helping a neighbor harvest corn. 

Police said the teenager was working on a piece of farm equipment when his leg became entangled in a corn bail that was being automatically fed through the machine. The boy was pulled into the machine and killed.

Even more tragic than the incident itself is the fact that it could have been prevented.

Big Business doesn't like new wage and hour protections for domestic workers. We aren't surprised.

Wait – Big Business doesn’t like domestic workers’ new wage and hour protections? Color us surprised! Not.

As expected, the Obama administration’s move to extend minimum wage and overtime pay to nearly 2 million in-home health aides is facing a backlash from businesses, the Hill’s Ben Goad reports.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand urges regulatory czar to 'revisit' proposed Poultry Rule

Chicken Hanging Line Photo by Earl DotterIn the wake of a government audit released last week finding that the USDA’s data supporting its proposed Poultry Rule was “incomplete and antiquated,” Sen.

On 12th anniversary of September 11 attacks, more than 1,100 reported cases of cancer among responders and survivors

WTC respondersIt has been 12 years since nearly 3,000 Americans died at terrorist hand and since our country saw incredible examples of brave people stepping up to mend the country.

In addition to the trained first responders, countless volunteers, eager to lend a hand, descended upon New York City and Washington, D.C., to rescue fellow Americans and remove debris.

Bangladesh labor activist Kalpona Akter to deliver keynote address at upcoming conference

In case you needed another reason to get excited about our upcoming National Worker Safety and Health Conference (you know, besides innovative, interactive workshops and strategy planning sessions), here you go:

Further evidence indicates that USDA should withdraw proposed Poultry Rule

Photo by www.EarlDotter.comNational COSH this week joins the Southern Poverty Law Center and other worker and civil rights groups in petitioning OSHA and the USDA to improve worker safety in poultry and meatpacking plants across the country.

A roundup of stories about the newly released silica rule

At long last, the U.S. Department of Labor has released its proposed silica rule, which would protect workers from excessive exposure to silica dust on the job. (Were you on vacation when it happened, too? Catch up with our press release.)

Press Release: Proposed Silica Rule Will Protect Thousands of Nation’s Most Vulnerable Workers

Proposed Silica Rule Will Protect Thousands of Nation’s Most Vulnerable Workers

Press Release: Many State-Run Agencies Are Not Adequately Protecting Workers

Many State-Run Agencies Are Not Adequately Protecting Workers

Annual Evaluation Shows Low Penalties, Insufficient Staffing Plaguing State OSHA Programs

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