Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect 2014

According to a report released by the AFL-CIO, 4,628 workers were killed in the United States during 2012 due to workplace injuries. Additionally an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a loss of nearly 150 workers each day from preventable workplace conditions. "A hard day's work should not be a death sentence," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. "It is unconscionable that any worker has to choose between life and putting food on the table. When Congress votes to weaken worker protections or defund critical programs and when big corporations marginalize and deemphasize worker safety, they insult the memory of all those workers who have died while fighting to attain the American Dream."The report, entitled Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, marks the 23rd year the AFL-CIO has produced its findings on the state of safety and health protections for workers within the United States. View Report >>

Preventable Deaths: The Tragedy of Workplace Fatalities 2014

This annual report by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health provides a vivid picture of both the human faces and the statistics about workers killed on the job in the United States. Importantly, it draws attention the fact that deaths from occupational diseases occur more than ten times more often than those from acute trauma. The report goes beyond reporting to offer recommendations for reducing this toll of preventable deaths. View Report >>


New York State Injured Workers Speak Out About a Failing NYS Compensation System
NYCOSH 10/15/13


The title of this compilation sums it up nicely. The Workers' Compensation System in New York is failing in major ways to meet the basic needs of those injured or made ill on the job. This booklet illustrates that fact through the voices of seven injured and commentary of physicians and attorneys involved in the workers' situations. Their stories are a call to action for Workers' Compensation reform that serves the needs of injured workers. View Report >>

Workers' Rights Handbook
Tompkins County Workers' Center

An important resource that spells out the basics of Worker rights on the job. It includes health and safety rights but really covers the full gamut from wage theft to various forms of discrimination. An excellent starting place for workers' seeking to know and utilize their rights on the job. View Report >>

The Year in U.S. Occupational Health Safety Fall 2012 - Summer 2013
By Liz Borkowski & Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH
September 2, 2013

In this report seasoned experts capture some noteworthy happenings in occupational health and safety during the past year (August 2012 through July 2013) in the United States. It is a resource for activists, regulators, researchers, and anyone else who values safe and healthy workplaces. It focuses attention on workplace injury and illness statistics each April, this report documents successes, challenges, and areas ripe for improvement in occupational health and safety. This is the second annual edition of The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety. View Report >>

The first edition of this report is available at http://bit.ly/THWsj7.