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  • 2 Jul 2024

    Public Statement in Support of OSHA’S Proposed Heat Rule

    The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) strongly supports OSHA’s proposed rule to address heat-related hazards for both indoor and outdoor workers. The rule, which was announced today, is a critical step in protecting millions of workers from heat-related illnesses and injuries.

  • 5 Jun 2024

    Local opinion: Arizona workers are dying for heat protection

    As we progress towards an ordinance here in Southern Arizona, let’s be bold in our determination to effectively confront the ever-more-deadly challenge that heat presents in our workplaces. We have the resources in our community to make this program the model for the rest of the state. Let’s honor the memory of Dario Mendoza – and others who, like him, shouldn’t have died on the job – by passing the robust heat exposure ordinance our workers need and deserve.

  • 26 Apr 2024

    Workers Shouldn’t Have to Risk Heat Stroke

    Too many workers have already died from laboring in extreme heat due to climate change.

    By: Jessica Martinez and Katelyn Parady

    From The Progressive

  • 27 Mar 2024

    Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Greater Protections Needed for Immigrant Workers

    It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the stark reality that Latino men, like those who were part of the construction crew, face the highest rate of workplace fatalities in the United States. This sobering statistic underscores the urgent need for greater protections and safety measures for immigrant workers, who often take on dangerous jobs in construction and other industries to support their families.

COSH Network in the News

  • WBUR

    Workers struggle to stay cool as summer heat continues to worsen

    17 Jul 2024

    "My sense is definitely, in keeping with climate change, that more workers are complaining about higher and higher heat and humidity," said Rick Rabin, trainer and technical consultant at the workers' rights nonprofit Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH).

  • Business Insurance

    Experts say OSHA’s pending heat standard faces obstacles

    17 Jul 2024

    The proposal is a long-awaited move in the agency’s efforts to keep workers safe in soaring temperatures. The draft of the document was hailed by worker advocacy groups that say federal OSHA has lagged behind states such as Arizona and California in creating guidelines for employers whose workers face such risks as heat stroke. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health issued a statement on July 2 calling OSHA’s announcement “a critical step in protecting millions of workers from heat-related illnesses and injuries.”

  • Equipment World

    Proposed OSHA Heat Rule Too Rigid, Construction Groups Say

    15 Jul 2024

    "These protections ensure that employers proactively safeguard their workforce,” says Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health. “Heat-related illnesses are preventable, and no worker should endure unsafe conditions. This rule provides a clear framework for promoting a culture of safety and responsibility."

  • America's Workforce Podcast

    OSHA's Proposed Heat Standards Enter 120-day Comment Period

    9 Jul 2024

    Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, Co-Chair of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed heat rule.