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  • Using Data to Power Your Health and Safety Campaigns

    National COSH Zoom Line

    National COSH bilingual teach-in: Using Data to Power Your Health and Safety Campaigns  

    Thursday March 23rd at 2:00 pm ET/ 1:00 pm CT/ 12:00 pm MT / 11:00 am PT. 90 minutes

     

    With dynamic speakers reporting on campaigns to confront unsafe employers and unsafe industries, we” ll cover:

    • Strategies to document workers’ direct experiences;

    • How to collect useful, usable data from OSHA and other sources; and

    • Turning data into compelling stories that put real pressure on employers, politicians and policy makers.

     

    Register here!

COSH Network in the News

  • Axios

    Lawmakers target child labor laws to ease worker shortage

    14 Mar 2023

    Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, said the provision in the Iowa bill that shields businesses from some liabilities essentially acknowledges the legislation would create dangerous working environments.

    “This one is so blatantly saying, ‘We know that what we’re doing is going to harm young people, so we may as well just call a spade a spade and exempt businesses from their responsibility for what we created,'” Goldstein-Gelb said.

  • America’s WOrkforce Union Podcast

    Ensuring Worker Safety and Health in the Workplace just got Easier

    8 Mar 2023

    Storytelling and Communications Strategist Melissa Moriarty of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke about NCOSH, their Dirty Dozen list and new protections for immigrant workers.

    Moriarty explained that NCOSH is a federation of 26 grassroots worker groups and the home of the workers’ health and safety movement in the U.S. The council offers many support programs, such as WE RISE, a program dedicated to help people of color become leaders in the workplace through training, mentoring and a source for advocacy. Another NCOSH program is Empowering Immigrant Workers, which ensures immigrant workers have the tools and resources to assert their voice, power and influence in the workplace and policy arenas.

  • MLK50

    FedEx says it’s a safe workplace. So why is Jessica James dead?

    1 Mar 2023

    The words ring hollow to Peter Dooley, a certified industrial hygienist for the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, which promotes worker safety.

    “They brag about their safety program. They brag about being such a great employer,” Dooley said. “This shows the reality of how dangerous their whole way of work is.”

  • RepublicWorld.com

    US Child Labour Protections Under Red Threat As Republicans Attempt Rollback

    12 Feb 2023

    According to The Guardian, similar concerns were also shared by Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.

    “In the Iowa legislation, one of the provisions is to exempt employers from civil liability due to the company’s negligence. It is astounding that they would have the gall to knowingly acknowledge that more young people will be harmed, but focus on exempting businesses,” she said.  

Blog

  • 9 Jan 2023

    COSHCON2022: “Let’s do a worker-led movement”

    “We had no money,” recalls Derrick Palmer. “We didn’thave advice. All we had was two tables and two tents. We said: ” You know what, let’s do a worker-led movement. Let’s just shoot our shot.” ”

    Palmer, who works at Amazon’s JFK8 warehouse on Staten Island, is vice president for organizing for the independent Amazon Labor Union (ALU). He and his co-workers shocked the world in March of 2022, when a grassroots operation, funded and organized by workers themselves, beat back an aggressive anti-worker campaign from one of the world’s largest and wealthiest corporations to establish the first-ever labor union at one of Amazon’s U.S. facilities.

  • 4 Oct 2022

    Workers tell OSHA: We want actions, not words

    A shattered arm. A cover-up of safety violations. Workers dying, with minimal penalties for employers.

    That’s the kind of testimony rank-and-file workers and safety advocates brought to Washington DC last week. The occasion was a first-ever Workers’ Voice Summit, convened by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the federal agency responsible for workplace safety.

     

  • 15 Aug 2022

    COSHCON2021: Building a movement and a community

    “When we come together, we can win”  was the rallying call by  Dr. Linda Rae Murray  that launched the 10th annual  National Conference on Worker Safety and Health  (COSHCON2021) in December.

    Our growing movement for safe and fair workplaces is at a pivotal moment. Workers and families are confronting a deadly pandemic; heat stress, extreme weather, and abuse and indifference from unfair employers.