Workers Lose Life, Businesses Reap Prophits

It’s another day. Just like any other day. A worker dies on the job every 14 minutes of the day. All day. Another family loses an income. A father or mother. A son or daughter. A neighbor. A friend. Then there are the workers exposed to hazardous materials on the job and die slowly over … [Read more…]

Worker and Consumer Health and Safety to be at Increased Risk

The USDA continues to push forward with it’s proposal to “modernize poultry slaughter“. From their own headline this proposal is more about helping increase business profits with some marginal “gains” for taxpayers. Their headline blares out “$90 million over 3 years” as the benefit to taxpayers while citing “$256 million annually” for business. If my … [Read more…]

2012 National Worker H&S Conference

December 6th & 7th The Maritime Institute, Baltimore, MD This conference brings together workers, activists and professionals for two days of interactive educational sessions and networking to advance the workplace health and safety movement. Last year’s conference featured some 30 different workshop topics and over 50 presenters. This year’s conference will build on that experience … [Read more…]

WisCOSH 2012 Resource Directory

When workers need help with workplace safety or health issues they can rely on WisCOSH‘s Resource Directory to help them find out who and where to go to for that help. WisCOSH packs it full of contact information [phone numbers, e-mail and website addresses] on a wide variety of workplace safety and health issues. Every … [Read more…]

Cecil Roberts [UMWA President] at National Worker Health and Safety Summit and Conference

During the National Worker Safety & Health Conference and Summit lunch hour break UMWA President Cecil Roberts spoke to the workers, union leadership and OHS professionals and actvists assembled about the recently released report, it’s findings concerning the Big Branch Mine explosion, and worker safety and health on the job. Mr. Roberts doesn’t mince words and laid the blame directly at Don Blankenship’s feet and the feet of the other Executive Officers and the members of the Board of Directors for Massey Energy.

The War on the Worker Continues

It’s nothing new. The kid gloves came off long ago but it’s been getting more open and prevalent. Workplace safety and health standards have been on the chopping block for the past seven years. But that is nothing new either. A worker’s guaranteed right to a safe and healthy workplace has been picked at and … [Read more…]

Vulnerable Worker’s Grant Training

Although it got a late start to it this year WisCOSH has been continuing to provide training and outreach to vulnerable workers under OSHA’s Susan Harwood Grant. WisCOSH has many training classes available under this grant including : Basic OSHA Rights; Workplace Safety & Health Rights for Teen Workers; Identifying Workplace Hazards & Body Mapping; … [Read more…]