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National COSH Announces “Dirty Dozen” Employers Who Put Workers and Communities at Risk with Unsafe Practices

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) announced today “The Dirty Dozen” employers of 2017, highlighting companies that put workers and communities at risk due to unsafe practices. The Dirty Dozen 2017 report is being released in observance of Workers’ Memorial Week, honoring workers who lost their lives on the job, as well as those who suffered workplace injuries and illnesses.

Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living

Get ready for Workers Memorial Week

National COSH English/Spanish Webinars Set for March 9, March 16th

COSH issues call to action, honors health and safety heroes at #COSHCON16

“This is not your normal educational conference,” said National COSH’s Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, kicking off the 2016 National Conference on Worker Safety and Health last week at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute (CCMIT), just outside of Baltimore. “We’re planning for action.”

COSH Movement Leaders Bethany Boggess and Al Vega Honored at APHA Annual Meeting

Bethany Boggess and Al Vega, two tireless and effective COSH movement leaders, were honored today by the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Al is a former member of the National COSH board of directors, while Bethany helped create the U.S. Worker Fatality Database, now hosted at

Statement on Orlando Tragedy

“Our hearts are breaking today for the victims, family members, and survivors of the tragic, senseless mass shooting at Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida.”

“We” re here, but he’s not here:” Workers’ Memorial Week 2016

Marking the anniversary of the signing of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970, Workers’ Memorial Week is a time of action for workers’ centers, unions, community groups, health and safety advocates, and the families of victims, campaigning together for safer workplaces.

National COSH Reacts to New OSHA Rule: Millions of Workers Can Breathe Easier as Life-Saving Rule Limits Exposure to Deadly Silica Dust

Safety experts from the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health said today that new federal limits on exposure to deadly silica dust will save hundreds of lives every year and make workplaces safer for millions of workers.

Workers’ Memorial Week is coming… are you ready?

If you are interested in standing up for safe work, National COSH has suggestions and resources for organizing your own WMW event.

National COSH Webinar on Worker Fatalities

On January 14, over sixty health and safety activists from around the country participated in National COSH’s first Webinar on Worker Fatalities. A recording of this webinar, invaluable to any groups or individuals interested in the latest resources to address the tragedy of on-the-job deaths, is now available to you here.

Worker Advocates make Thanksgiving Appeal to Poultry CEOs

As Americans from coast-to-coast prepare for Thanksgiving, worker advocates are calling on CEOs of America’s largest poultry companies to raise wages, improve safety conditions and guarantee fair treatment for workers who help feed millions of American families.

On Thursday, November 19th, three advocacy organizations- Interfaith Worker Justice, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) and the Western North Carolina Workers Center– released copies of letters to:


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