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National Conference on Worker Safety and Health 2016

For info about #COSHCON18, which takes place December 4-6, 2018, please visit the Conference Page here.

COSHCON is the premier U.S. gathering for safety and health activists at the Maritime Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Conference Agenda Now Available
in English and Spanish.



The conference program will include:

  • 45 interactive workshops on a wide range of topics including legal rights under OSHA, how to organize successful worker safety and health campaigns, strategies for policy advocacy, chemical hazards, and many other training topics for safety activists.
  • Panels with the leading figures in workplace safety and health.
  • Rick Engler English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English live interpretation in all plenaries, panels, and and most conference workshops.
  • Inspiring speakers, including UFCW International Secretary-Treasurer Esther Lopez, Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA; Rick Engler, founder of New Jersey Work Environment Council and current member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board; and Bill Fletcher, author and activist.
  • Regional networking sessions to strengthen local health and safety movements
  • An awards banquet and party on Wednesday evening, December 7th.


Also: Pre-meeting for COSH Network groups, December 4 & 5.


Workplace fatalities activists should
for the post-conference December 9th meeting on
The Workplace Fatality Crisis: From Tragedy to Prevention.


See location, fees, and hotel information here.
Spread the word with a downloadable flyer in English or Spanish.


A big thank you to our Conference Sponsors. Find out how to sponsor the conference here.



Organization Sponsorship Level
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Champion
International Union, UAW Champion
Motley Rice Champion
LaborSafe Steward
National Nurses United Steward
United Steelworkers Steward
Amalgamated Transit Union Steward
Karmel Law Firm Scholarship Fund
National Football League Players Association Scholarship Fund
American Federation of Teachers Scholarship Fund
Brother of Maintenance of Way Employes Division, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Scholarship Fund
Communication Workers of America Scholarship Fund
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Scholarship Fund
Service Employees International Union In-Kind


Looking for more information? Learn all about last year's inspiring conference.