• Protecting Workers' Lives and Limbs -
    The National COSH Agenda for 2017

    Goals include:

    1. Make worker health and safety a priority
    2. Ensure health and safety protection for all workers
    3. Increase worker participation.
    4. Eliminate disparities in workplace illnesses, injuries and fatalities and ensure equal access to safe, healthy workplaces and protections
    5. Reduce – and work to eliminate – the widespread use of toxic chemicals
    6. Ensure injured workers access to quality, timely medical treatment and just wage replacement benefits
    7. Count all occupational injuries and illnesses
    8. Implement measures to adapt to and prevent further climate change

    For more information go to: http://coshnetwork.org/

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    • Workers' Memorial Week

      April 24 - 28, 2017

      An international week of remembrance for
      workers who have lost their lives on the job

      Each year for Worker’s Memorial Week, NH COSH honors individuals who lost their lives on the job during the previous year.  We hope to raise awareness about the thousands of individuals who are injured or killed at work every day.  There are millions of workplace injuries nationwide every year and thousands of deaths. Workplace fatalities and injuries often have devastating effects on both workers and their families and usually happen without warning. Ongoing attention, training and awareness efforts can save lives and prevent tragedy and heartbreak.

      Memorial Dinner - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:30 pm

      On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 NH COSH will be adding the names of the individuals who lost their lives on the job in New Hampshire in the past year to our perpetual memorial plaque.  There will be a buffet dinner and guest speakers. Family members of the deceased workers will be invited.

      Special Guest Speaker
      Coos County Attorney John McCormick

      Mr. McCormick was the prosecuting attorney for the Black Mag LLC case in which the company’s owner was convicted of manslaughter in 2013 for the deaths of 2 workers because of health and safety violations. He will be speaking on his experience pursuing criminal prosecutions for extreme health and safety violators.

      Please RSVP here

      Workers' Vigil - Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Noon

      NH COSH will host a vigil for workers and friends on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at noon in front of the State House in Concord. We are calling for policies that recognize that all workers are valuable and important to commerce, the economy and civic life. We believe that the right to a safe workplace is fundamental and that organizations that respect the worth and dignity of their employees are the cornerstone of a good economy.

      Please RSVP here

      Spanish Language Safety Guide

      Hesperian's Workers Guide to Health and Safety can help workers everywhere achieve healthier working conditions. In the US, Hesperian teamed up with the Garment Workers' Center in Los Angeles, CA to train mostly immigrant workers about how to protect themselves from exposure to chemicals on the job.

      Strategic Enforcement in the Fissured Workplace

      Remarks by Dr. David Weil, Administrator, Wage & Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor at the 2015 John T.

      Updated Practices for Construction Health and Safety

      OSHA issues recommended practices to promote workplace safety and health programs in construction As a complement to its recommended practices to help employers in general industry establish safety and health programs in their workplaces, OSHA has released Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction.

      2016 NH Labor Law Changes

      2016 Law Changes Announced - The New Hampshire Department of Labor has recently posted announcements of recent changes to NH Labor Laws on its website.

      The Perils of the Gig Economy

      The Perils of the Gig Economy Printed in the Concord Monitor on Sunday, September 4, 2016 As we approach Labor Day, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on the status of the twenty-first century worker.

      The Future of Work

      The Future of Work: Diving into the Data By Sharon Block, principal deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Labor. This article explores trends in employment including temporary work and "gig" work and the ramifications for workers.

      Contact Your U.S. Representatives:

      Jeanne Shaheen

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      Maggie Hassan

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      Ann McLane Kuster

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      Carol Shea-Porter

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