No time for budget cuts or limits on safety rules, says National COSH. 2014 was the deadliest year for American workers since 2008, according to figures released on September 18 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The U.S. Congress is attacking the safety of American workers – and workers are fighting back.
Budget bills approved earlier this year by the U.S. House and Senate appropriations committees would severely cut funding for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Health and Safety Administration (MSHA).
On Thursday, June 25, forty groups around the country delivered 25,000 petition signatures calling on Hyundai to support good jobs throughout its supply chain. Altogether, about 25 national, state and local organizations — unions, the faith community, community groups, health and safety advocates (COSH groups), student groups and others — participated in the delegations to support workers who are organizing to form their union with the United Auto Workers (UAW).
The fast-growing recycling industry can help reduce greenhouse gases and cut back on harmful landfills – but a new report shows 17 deaths of recycling workers between 2011 and 2013, and a high rate of injury on the job.
One of the highlights of this month’s National Conference on Worker Safety and Health in Baltimore, Maryland, was the presentation of the 2015 Health and Safety Awards.
The National COSH Awards, based on nominations from local COSH and other worker health and safety groups around the country, were presented on June 3. In addition, COSH Network awards, recognizing grass roots activists in local COSH groups, were presented at the COSH Network meeting on June 1.