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What are my employer's responsibilities?

This question is from a series of questions and answers on Worker Rights and Strategies for Staying Safe During COVID-19 created by National COSH to support workers during the pandemic.

We demand the right to be safe at work, safe at home and safe in our communities

We demand the right to be safe at work,
safe at home and safe in our communities

COSHCON19 Highlights

Many thanks to all who worked so hard to bring together another amazing National Conference on Worker Safety and Health. We’ve been looking over the evaluations from the event, and the feedback we received from participants shows that your hard work paid off at COSHCON19.

“Meeting so many occupational safety and health activists was amazing,” said Yasin Khan, director of public programs at the UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program, one of more than 300 participants at this year’s conference.

Pushing Back Against the Idea of “Freak Accidents”

On average, 14 workers are killed on the job every day in the U.S., with three to four of those workers being from the construction industry. These stories are often covered in the local or national media, but because most reporters are not familiar with worker safety practices or OSHA rules, the articles often claim the death was the result of a “freak accident.”

National COSH Calls 10-year Spike in Workplace Deaths “Preventable and Unacceptable”

National COSH Calls 10-year Spike in Workplace
Deaths “Preventable and Unacceptable” 

Safety advocates say employers must be held accountable
for failure to control on-the-job hazards and workers
must be active and involved in safety programs

 

Bring Delmer Home -- URGENT Appeal to US Labor Sec. Eugene Scalia

PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS URGENT APPEAL HERE:

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/bring-home-delmer

December 6, 2019

Dear Secretary Scalia:

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