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Crimes and Punishments: Recent prosecutions and fines give hope to safety advocates

Prosecutors take action in deaths of Carlos Moncayo and other workers.

2015 fatality data gives snapshot of hazards faced by American workers

Anthony Gabriele was engulfed in dry cement when a steel storage silo collapsed in Bristol, Pennsylvania.

Remembering Day Davis- and Standing Up for Temp Workers

Join the conversation on Twitter: #DemandTempSafety

Safety Groups to Obama: Save Silica Rule- and Say “No” to Harmful Budget Cuts

The U.S. Congress is attacking the safety of American workers- and workers are fighting back.

Budget bills approved earlier this year by the U.S. House and Senate appropriations committees would severely cut funding for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Health and Safety Administration (MSHA).  

March on Hyundai: Workers and COSH advocates demand health & safety rights for autoworkers

On Thursday, June 25, forty groups around the country delivered 25,000 petition signatures calling on Hyundai to support good jobs throughout its supply chain. Altogether, about 25 national, state and local organizations — unions, the faith community, community groups, health and safety advocates (COSH groups), student groups and others — participated in the delegations to support workers who are organizing to form their union with the United Auto Workers (UAW).

New Report Finds 17 Deaths, High Injury Rates for Recycling Workers

The fast-growing recycling industry can help reduce greenhouse gases and cut back on harmful landfills- but a new report shows 17 deaths of recycling workers between 2011 and 2013, and a high rate of injury on the job.

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.