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Making Your Workplace Safer

In this section, we offer a number of tools that workers can use to make their workplaces safer.

Bargaining for safety and health protections : How unions can use the National Labor Relations Act to improve safety and health conditions in the workplace.

Controlling Hazards. A training booklet from the International Labor Organization.

A Factory Workers’ Guide to Organizing for Safe Jobs and Healthy Communities, by the Hesperian Foundation. This book, a work in progress, is an in-depth guide to organizing for better safety and health conditions for workers in export processing zones around the world. Portions are currently available on the Hesperian foundation website

The Best Way to Control Hazards: The Hierarchy of Controls. A simple chart illustrating the best ways to prevent hazards on the job.

Using Health and Safety Committees at Work A training booklet from the International Labor Organization.