This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, promising every worker the right to a safe job. Unions and our allies have worked hard to make that promise a reality-winning protections that make our jobs safer, saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented millions of workplace injuries and illnesses. The fight is not over, in 2010, 4547 workers were killed by traumatic injuries and an estimated 50,000-60,000 died from occupational diseases. Learn more more about about safety and health using the links and materials below.
When you are working out in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA heat safety tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it-right on your moble phone. The heat stress application for mobile phone allows workers to calculate the heat index for their worksite and displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Download the application here:
Occupational Safety & Health Adminstration
A film showing the many kinds of safety and health problems that workers encounter on the job. Workers talk about OSHA and NIOSH and their experience in convincing others that they don't want to shut the plant down - they just want a safe work environment. Produced and distributed by OSHA in 1980. Then in 1981, the incoming head of OSHA Thorne Auchter recalled and destroyed most copies. A few copies were kept alive by renegade union officials who refused to return their copies. The penalty for being discovered in possession of one of these films was loosing all OSHA funding for their safety and health programs.
A quick paced history of occupational safety and health in the U.S. from the industrial revolution to the 1970's. Also, produced and distributed by OSHA in 1980. Then in 1981, the incoming head of OSHA Thorne Auchter recalled and destroyed most copies.