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Report from Houston: COSH Network Mobilizes for #SafeCleanUp

By Jessica Martinez

I recently had the opportunity to visit Houston for a three-day intensive bilingual “train-the-trainers” session for workers who want to see their city rebuilt safely and securely. What I witnessed there was so powerful that I wanted to share my experience with you.

I joined twenty-five day laborers, domestic workers, community health workers and others, all gathering essential information and tools that they will bring back to educate and empower hundreds of other workers.

#COSHCON17: It’s On – Can You Join Us?

Registration is now open for The National Conference on Worker Safety and Health (#COSHCON17), coming up this December 5th through 7th just outside Baltimore, MD. We’re excited about this year’s program and we hope you are too.

#COSHCON17 is is the only national gathering of its kind, bringing together diverse grassroots health and safety activists from across the U.S. We’re gathering at a critical time for our movement – and we’ll tackle the big issues:

National COSH Says Cutbacks in Safety Programs Put Workers at Risk

Senate to Hear from Sec’y of Labor Acosta Today on Proposal to Cut Inspections and Training in FY 2018

Proposed cutbacks in federal safety programs will put U.S. workers at risk, says the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.

Three Wisconsin Deaths at Mill Cited by OSHA Show Need for Enforcement of Safety Laws, say National COSH and WisCOSH

Investigation at Cambria Corn Mill Underway; Dust Explosions are Known and Preventable Hazard

Local and national safety advocacy groups said today that the tragic explosion at a corn mill in Cambria, Wisconsin shows the need for increased enforcement of safety laws and regulations.

Worksafe Finds Injury Rates at Tesla 31% Higher Than Industry Average

When workers at Tesla became concerned about dangers at the company’s vehicle plant in Fremont, California, they turned to WorkSafe, a National COSH affiliate in Oakland, to help them analyze the company's injury and illness log. A new report released by WorkSafe found that injury rates at Tesla were 31 percent higher than the average for the U.S. auto industry.

OSHA Responds To National COSH Complaint; Says Industrial Commission Of Arizona “Operating Outside Its Legal Authority” On Workplace Safety

Responding to a complaint filed by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has determined that that the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) is “operating outside its legal authority.”

T. Zachary Barnett, Phoenix area director for OSHA, has recommended that the ICA “must cease” its practice of “reclassifying” penalties for workplace violations suggested by the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH).

National COSH Backs Legislation to Prevent Employers From Hiding Workplace Injuries

Identifying Workplace Hazards Crucial to Improving Safety Conditions; Employers Who Keep Accurate Records Deserve a Level Playing Field

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) said today that new legislation to prevent employers from hiding workplace injuries is crucial to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers.

Workers Memorial Week 2017: A time to weep…and to organize!

Standing up for safety with SoCalCOSH, UCLA-LOSH and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
Standing up for safety with SoCalCOSH, UCLA-LOSH and the National Day 
Laborer Organizing Network at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

National COSH Announces “Dirty Dozen” Employers Who Put Workers and Communities at Risk with Unsafe Practices

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) announced today “The Dirty Dozen” employers of 2017, highlighting companies that put workers and communities at risk due to unsafe practices. The Dirty Dozen 2017 report is being released in observance of Workers’ Memorial Week, honoring workers who lost their lives on the job, as well as those who suffered workplace injuries and illnesses.

Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living

Get ready for Workers Memorial Week

National COSH English/Spanish Webinars Set for March 9, March 16th