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USA: Las familias y lxs compañerxs de trabajo recuerdan a los perdidos en el trabajo durante la Semana Conmemorativa de lxs Trabajadorxs

El estándar temporal de emergencia COVID-19 salvará vidas y debe ser “aprobado rápidamente y aplicado rigurosamente”, dicen los activistas de seguridad

LOS ÁNGELES- Al reunirse en la Manifestación Nacional virtual para observar la Semana Conmemorativa de lxs Trabajadorxs, lxs activistas de seguridad dijeron hoy que un nueva Norma Temporal de Emergencia COVID-19 (ETS – por sus siglas en inglés) salvará vidas y debe ser “rápidamente aprobada y aplicada rigurosamente”.

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USA: Families and co-workers remember those lost on the job for Workers’ Memorial Week – National COSH

Life-Saving COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) Must Be “Rapidly Approved and Rigorously Enforced,” Say Safety Activists
Families and Co-Workers Remember Those Lost on the Job for Workers’ Memorial Week

LOS ANGELES – Gathering at a virtual National Speak Out to observe Workers’ Memorial Week, safety activists said today that a new COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) will save lives and must be “rapidly approved and rigorously enforced.”

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USA: National COSH Report: Reporte “Riesgos Mortales, Fallas Costosas” / “Deadly Risks, Costly Failures” and other WMW resources

Families and Co-Workers Remember Those Lost on the Job for Workers’ Memorial Week

LOS ANGELES – Gathering at a virtual National Speak Out to observe Workers’ Memorial Week, safety activists said today that a new COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) will save lives and must be “rapidly approved and rigorously enforced.”

National COSH also released today a new report, “Deadly Risks, Costly Failures.”  Key findings include:

Deadly Risks, Costly Failures” report.

Reporte “Riesgos Mortales, Fallas Costosas” 

Graphics to share on social media, in English and Spanish, in our 2021 WMW Toolkit.

  • Worker complaints to OSHA increased by 20% in 2020 when compared to 2019 — but safety inspections dropped by 50%
  • No public agency is monitoring workplace infections or fatalities from COVID-19.  The total number of those who have died after workplace exposure is untracked and unknown.
  • Black, Latinx, and Native people are more likely to get infected, more likely to die from the disease, and over-represented in the frontline occupations where workers are most at risk.

Deadly Risks, Costly Failures” is available at NationalCOSH.org.

USA: Sign-on letter by Wed, 4/28 – – No more delays – Issue Emergency Temporary Standard now

Next week is April 28, Workers Memorial Day.  In his executive order, President Biden set March 15 as the deadline to determine the need for emergency worker protections from COVID.

Sickness and death confirm the needWorkers have waited long enough. 

Please sign on to this letter, developed by National COSH and Oxfam America, to President Biden and Secretary Walsh, urging them to issue a COVID Emergency Temporary Standard by Wednesday, April 28 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.  The sign on form is under the letter. (A Spanish version will be ready by Monday, 4/26). We will release the letter to the press on Thursday, 4/29.

  • Invite your colleagues and network to sign the letter.
  • Share a link to the letter at your Workers Memorial events – a fitting action — fighting for the living, as we mourn the dead.

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USA: US Workers’ Memorial Week national speak out – National COSH

National COSH will kick off Workers’ Memorial Week activities with a virtual Speak Out to spotlight health and safety activism around the country and to remember workers who have been injured or killed on the job. This participatory event will highlight surviving families, workers, and activists organizing to stop this massive and preventable loss. Join us to be engaged in this fight: bring the name of a worker you want to be remembered or someone you fight for today, a thick marker, and a piece of paper. Press are invited to be part of the event.
April 27, 2021 | 2:00-3:30 PM ET/ 1:00-2:30 PM CT / 11:00-12:30 AM PT | 90 minutes

USA: Día en Memoria de Trabajadorxs Fallecidxs (Spanish Resources) – National COSH

As we observe Workers’ Memorial Day, we’d like to share these Spanish language resources from National COSH, to help in remembering those who have become ill, injured or lost their lives at work.

This year, we are spotlighting employers who have failed to take proper steps to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, as well as other preventable hazards across a range of industries and occupations.

The Executive Summary of our Dirty Dozen 2020 —  Special Coronavirus Edition report is available here:

https://tinyurl.com/resumen-ejecutivo

The Dirty Dozen press release is here:

https://coshnetwork.org/COSH-Nacional-anuncia-los-empleadorxs-de-la-Docena-Sucia-del-2020

Our social media toolkit, with sharable badges and infographics in both English and Spanish, is available here:

https://coshnetwork.org/2020_WMW_Social_Media_Toolkit

This year, we’ve added a Dirty Dozen video.  You can find it here.

https://tinyurl.com/videoCOSH

Thanks so much for all your help, and for all you are doing to protect workers during this difficult time.

Jessica and Marianela

for the National COSH Team

Jessica E. Martinez, MPH

Co-Executive Director

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH)

www.coshnetwork.org

jessica@nationalcosh.org

USA: National COSH Dirty Dozen 2020

The National COSH 2020 Dirty Dozen — Special Coronavirus Edition puts a spotlight on employers who put workers and communities at risk from unsafe practices. This year, we focus on employers who are failing to protect workers and the public from exposure to COVID-19, as well as other hazards across a range of industries and occupations.

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USA: The Dirty Dozen 2019 – Employers who put workers and communities at risk

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health  (National COSH) has published its Dirty Dozen 2019 report, which shines a spotlight on companies that egregiously put workers’ in harm’s way.

It is released in honor of Workers’ Memorial Week – joining countless others in remembering workers who have suffered injury, illness or death on the job.

National COSH has asked for help spreading the message and have asked reader to:

Further details National Council for Occupational Safety and Health

@NationalCOSH

USA: National COSH “¿Están los empleadores haciendo lo suficiente para prevenir las muertes en el lugar de trabajo?”

Semana de lxs Trabajadores Fallecidxs es un buen momento para preguntar: “¿Están los empleadores haciendo lo suficiente para prevenir las muertes en el lugar de trabajo?” La mayoría de las lesiones y muertes en el trabajo se pueden prevenir cuando los trabajadores pueden hablar sobre los peligros sin castigo. Podemos hacer más de 5,100 muertes por trauma y más de 95,000 muertes por enfermedad ocupacional.

http://coshnetwork.org/workers-memorial-week-events-2019

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USA: National COSH – Worker Memorial Week, 2019 Fatality List Resources

Thank you to the worker health and safety activist community for all the work going on around the world to remember those who were injured, made ill or killed on the job. This annual activity fuels our work to fight for more prevention programs to stop the daily physical and emotional toll that work has on so many workers.

Below are some links to specific information about workplace fatalities that may be helpful as we try to highlight specific recent fatality cases.

Other resources are available on the COSH Website and AFL-CIO’s toolkit

If you have additional information on fatality cases that should be included in the COSH Fatality Database, please let us know. peter@nationalcosh.org

Peter Dooley,MS,CIH, CSP
Senior Project Coordinator, National COSH
3360 E 25th ST
Tucson AZ 85713
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