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National COSH Says Cutbacks in Safety Programs Put Workers at Risk

Senate to Hear from Sec” y of Labor Acosta Today on Proposal to Cut Inspections and Training in FY 2018

Proposed cutbacks in federal safety programs will put U.S. workers at risk, says the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.

Three Wisconsin Deaths at Mill Cited by OSHA Show Need for Enforcement of Safety Laws, say National COSH and WisCOSH

Investigation at Cambria Corn Mill Underway; Dust Explosions are Known and Preventable Hazard

Local and national safety advocacy groups said today that the tragic explosion at a corn mill in Cambria, Wisconsin shows the need for increased enforcement of safety laws and regulations.

Worksafe Finds Injury Rates at Tesla 31% Higher Than Industry Average

When workers at Tesla became concerned about dangers at the company’s vehicle plant in Fremont, California, they turned to WorkSafe, a National COSH affiliate in Oakland, to help them analyze the company’s injury and illness log. A new report released by WorkSafe found that injury rates at Tesla were 31 percent higher than the average for the U.S. auto industry.

OSHA Responds To National COSH Complaint; Says Industrial Commission Of Arizona “Operating Outside Its Legal Authority” On Workplace Safety

Responding to a complaint filed by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has determined that that the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) is “operating outside its legal authority.”

T. Zachary Barnett, Phoenix area director for OSHA, has recommended that the ICA “must cease” its practice of “reclassifying” penalties for workplace violations suggested by the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH).

National COSH Backs Legislation to Prevent Employers From Hiding Workplace Injuries

Identifying Workplace Hazards Crucial to Improving Safety Conditions; Employers Who Keep Accurate Records Deserve a Level Playing Field

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) said today that new legislation to prevent employers from hiding workplace injuries is crucial to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers.

Workers Memorial Week 2017: A time to weep…and to organize!

Standing up for safety with SoCalCOSH, UCLA-LOSH and the  National  Day  
Laborer Organizing Network at the Los Angeles  County Federation of Labor

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