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The National Conference on Worker Safety and Health #COSHCON2021
was a HUGE Success…we look forward to COSHCON2022!

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COSHCON2021 Highlights


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The National Conference on Worker Safety and Health (#COSHCON2021) is the only national gathering of its kind. We bring together a diverse, inclusive and bilingual group   of workers, occupational health and safety experts, unions, activists and academics united around common goals. We join together to: celebrate and encourage workers’ power, make our workplaces safer and reduce the toll of on-the-job injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

Conference Features

  • It brings together organizers, activists, trainers, worker leaders, advocates, academics-– everyone fighting for workers’ lives and well-being from across the country (and beyond);
  • It has a specific focus on workers’ organizing for safety and health, including a full track dedicated to organizers at all levels of growth (from budding to advanced) from all kinds of settings (worker centers, unions, COSH groups, or community organizers);
  • Combined with technical occupational safety and health workshops, such as investigation of workplace tragedies, workers’ compensation legal support, heat/climate related hazards, and of course, the latest on COVID-19 science and protections;
  • We are going virtual this year, which means flexible schedules– and though we prefer you stay with us the whole time, you can choose what’s most relevant to you;
  • All the general sessions, workshops, and the conference app itself will be fully bilingual in English and Spanish; and
  • Importantly, worker centers’ participation is fully sponsored this year, so free registration for staff and members of worker centers!

Pricing / Precios

The price to attend the conference is $99. Please Note: Scholarships are available to anyone who needs one.   Cost should never be a barrier to attending COSHCON!


Awards Ceremony 2021

You can watch the video of the event or read about prior COSH Award winners here.

  • Eula Bingham Lifetime Achievement Award / Premio Eula Bingham, Logros de toda una vida: Darryl Alexander
  • Worker Justice Award / Premio a la Justicia del Trabajador: Philadelphia Coalition for Restaurant Safety and Health
  • Worker Leadership Award / Premio al liderazgo del trabajador: Western North Carolina Worker Center Worker Committee
  • COSH Activist Award / Premio Activista: Alice Berliner


Why Unions should attend COSHCON
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COSHCON2020 Highlights Video:

COSHCON19 Highlights

COSHCON18 Highlights


Thank you to our COSHCON2021 Sponsors


American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees

American Federation of Teachers


Coalition of Black Trade Unionists


International Brotherhood of Teamsters

International Chemical Workers Union Council

 International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

 Jobs with Justice

Karmel Law Firm


Media Genesis

Michael D. Baker, Inc.

Motley Rice LLC


National Nurses United


New Solutions Journal

Oxfam America

Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union

Safe and Just Cleaners Study

Strippers United

United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)


United Mine Workers of America

United Steelworkers