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The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is dedicated to promoting safe and healthy working conditions for all working people through organizing and advocacy. Our belief that almost all work-related deaths and serious injuries and illnesses are preventable motivates us to encourage workers to take action to protect their safety and health, promote protection from retaliation under job safety laws, and provide quality information and training about hazards on the job and workers’ rights.
National COSH, with help from local COSH partners, has launched SpeakUp4SafeWork.org, a bilingual website that tells the stories of American workers facing daily hazards on the job. The new site will be a resource for activists, journalists, policy makers and the public, giving workers a chance to shine a light on the dangerous conditions that exist in many American workplaces.
A coalition of safety advocates, including National COSH, has filed a petition before the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC), calling for greater worker and public participation in Commission proceedings. “Workers know best how to prevent the hazards that cause injuries, illnesses and death on the job,” says Mary Vogel, Executive Director of National COSH.
National COSH is pleased to announce that registration for its 2015 National Conference on Worker Safety and Health is now open. It's not just a conference -- it's a movement.
Making the case for franchisor “joint employer” status On December 19th, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel Richard Griffin issued 13 complaints, involving 78 charges, against McDonald’s USA. The action follows Griffin’s July finding that the fast food giant is a “joint employer” along with its franchisees, and therefore potentially liable for violations of labor law committed at those restaurants.
DuPont, owner of plant where 4 died from chemical exposure, is worldwide seller of ‘safety’ training to other companies Company claimed $100 million in safety training revenue in 2004, but experts say discredited program discourages reporting, increases risk of workplace hazards