Several organisations, including the United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities, the Center for Construction Research and Training, the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, NENYCOSH, the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health and Global Worker Watch have compiled the largest open-access data set of individual workplace fatalities collected in the United States to date.
Also published is a listing of the details of 1,600 of the approximately 4,000-5,000 workers who die every year from a work-related injury in the United States.
For Workers’ Memorial Week 2015, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health has released Not An Accident: Preventable Deaths 2015.
This annual report provides details on and context for the yearly toll of worker fatalities in the U.S.
“54,000 deaths a year is way too many,” says National COSH Executive Director Mary Vogel. “We need tougher penalties. We need prosecutions for criminal violations. And we need to listen to workers, and use proven strategies that cut down on risk, reduce injuries and save lives.”
Natrional COSH news release
The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) has published a large listing of Workers’ Memorial Week events and resources which include a videos, tips for writing a report and work fatality information sources.