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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:

Progress: Budget Deal Hikes OSHA Fines

First Increase Since 1990 Will Catch up to Inflation

Got any milk lately? These days, a gallon will set you back about $3.89, or 40 percent higher than it was 25 years ago. Other common consumer goods- a postage stamp, a gallon of gas, a dozen eggs- have seen even steeper price increases, nearly or more than doubling in cost since 1990.

AT APHA in Chicago: Join National COSH to Stand Up for Temp Workers

During the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Chicago, October 31-November 4, National COSH will host a film screening and “Stand Up for Temp Workers” action.

Blankenship on Trial

Breaking Safety Laws “Expected” at Massey Energy, says Federal Prosecutor. It’s the safety trial of the century: Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is facing up to thirty years in prison.

Worker deaths rise in 2014

No time for budget cuts or limits on safety rules, says National COSH. 2014 was the deadliest year for American workers since 2008, according to figures released on September 18 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.