Who we are

What is the National COSH?

The National COSH  is a federation of local and statewide  "COSH" groups–Committees/Coalitions on Occupational Safety and Health.  COSH groups are private, non-profit coalitions of labor unions, health and technical professionals, and others interested in promoting and advocating for worker health and safety.

The first COSH group was founded in 1972. There are currently about 22 COSH groups around the country. For a full listing of COSH groups long with links to their websites or to get further information about the groups on this site, click here. 

If you don’t see a COSH group in your area and you think you might want to start one, click here.

The National COSH was formed to provide coordination among the COSH groups  of national advocacy campaigns, sharing of educational and training materials and resources, and sharing strategies for improving workplace health and safety conditions . 

The National COSH is led by an elected Board of Directors, whose members come from within member organizations. To see a list of current Board members, click here.

Contact Information: For more information on the National COSH, contact the COSH group in your area or the National COSH  Coordinator, Tom O’Connor at [email protected]

What We Do

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: