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The 2015 Health and Safety Awards: Walmart Worker, Scientist Sleuths and others honored for grass roots activism

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.

Dispatch from the National Conference on Worker Safety and Health

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.

Pissed-off Temp-Turned-Film-Producer: Dave DeSario to Screen “A Day’s Work” at COSHCON15

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: Thousands Speak out For Worker Safety at 100+ Events Nationwide

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.

Worker Safety Groups Release New U.S. Worker Fatality Database

Today- April 28th- National COSH and a coalition of worker safety groups are releasing the U.S. Worker Fatality Database, which shows the names, people and stories behind the statistical reports of deaths on the job. It is the largest open-access data set of individual workplace fatalities ever collected in the United States.


For Workers’ Memorial Week 2015, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health has released Not An Accident: Preventable Deaths 2015. This annual report provides details on and context for the yearly toll of worker fatalities in the U.S.

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.

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.

"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.

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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