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COSHCON19 Highlights

Many thanks to all who worked so hard to bring together another amazing National Conference on Worker Safety and Health. We’ve been looking over the evaluations from the event, and the feedback we received from participants shows that your hard work paid off at COSHCON19.

“Meeting so many occupational safety and health activists was amazing,” said Yasin Khan, director of public programs at the UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program, one of more than 300 participants at this year’s conference.

Pushing Back Against the Idea of “Freak Accidents”

On average, 14 workers are killed on the job every day in the U.S., with three to four of those workers being from the construction industry. These stories are often covered in the local or national media, but because most reporters are not familiar with worker safety practices or OSHA rules, the articles often claim the death was the result of a “freak accident.”

National COSH Calls 10-year Spike in Workplace Deaths “Preventable and Unacceptable”

National COSH Calls 10-year Spike in Workplace
Deaths “Preventable and Unacceptable” 

Safety advocates say employers must be held accountable
for failure to control on-the-job hazards and workers
must be active and involved in safety programs


Bring Delmer Home -- URGENT Appeal to US Labor Sec. Eugene Scalia



December 6, 2019

Dear Secretary Scalia:

National COSH calls for “thorough review” of MIOSHA leadership; Commends AG Nessel’s Pledge to Investigate

In a letter to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, National COSH safety and health project consultant Peter Dooley, who is based in Michigan, expressed “serious concerns” about the effectiveness of MIOSHA.  The agency is tasked with enforcing federal and state safety laws to protect workers from preventable workplace injuries, illness and fatalities.

In Landmark Ruling, Employer Held Accountable after Social Service Worker Stabbed to Death

In Landmark Ruling, Employer Held Accountable after Social Service Worker Stabbed to Death

National COSH Says Stronger Protections Needed, Including
New Legislation to Establish OSHA Standard on Workplace Violence

Nominations open for 2019 National COSH “Dirty Dozen”

Nominations open for  2019 National COSH “Dirty Dozen”
Spotlight on Dangerous Employers; 2018 Report Identified Workers Crushed to Death, Denied Bathroom Breaks and Victims of Sexual Harassment

Prolonged Federal Shutdown a Growing Health and Safety Risk for Workers and Communities, says National COSH

The prolonged shutdown of the federal government – now the longest on record – is a growing risk to the health and safety of workers and communities, say leaders of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH).  

As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on competing plans to end the shutdown, more than 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed or forced to work without pay for more than a month. Many workers employed by companies with federal contracts are also losing income.

COSHCON18: Our dreams, our demands…and making a difference

"If someone comes to you and says, 'I was raped,' Alejandra Valles told a hushed crowd during a keynote address at COSHCON18, “it's different than if someone says, 'I didn't get my vacation.’"

National COSH Announces 2018 Health and Safety Awards

National COSH Announces 2018 
Health and Safety Awards

Activists Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Empowering Workers and Fighting for Safer Workplaces and Communities