COSH organizations around the U.S. are committed to promoting worker health and safety through training, education, and advocacy. Some of the activities that COSHes are involved in include:
- Training workers on a wide range of health and safety issues, such as safe handling of hazardous materials, prevention of repetitive strain injuries, construction safety, and many other topics. Some groups can provide training in Spanish or in other languages. To see more detail about some of the training programs that COSH groups offer, click here. To contact a group in your area, click here.
- Working with unions to integrate health and safety activism into organizing campaigns.
- Advocating for better enforcement of existing health and safety laws and fighting for new protections for workers.
- Promoting a national agenda to improve immigrant worker safety and health
- Advocating for just compensation for injured workers.
U.S Worker Fatality Database
The Fatality Database is a volunteer effort to document and map the annual toll of workers who die on the job. The Database includes over 1,800 fatalities — with names and details where available — from 2014 and over 1,300 in 2015 and 2016.
This is a subset of the total U.S. deaths from workplace trauma identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which shows over 4,800 fatalities in 2014 and 2015, the latest years for which figures are available.
Below you can browse or search the data by year. At this site, you may also see interactive maps of the data, report a fatality, and find out more information about the U.S. Worker Fatality Project.