Job Safety

Following passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, safety and health conditions in our nation's workplaces have improved. Workers' lives have been saved and injury and illness rates have dropped in many industry sectors of the economy. However, too many employers continue to cut corners and violate the law, putting workers in serious danger and costing lives. Many hazards remain unregulated. The job safety law needs to be updated to provide protection for all workers who lack coverage and to strengthen enforcement and workers’ rights. It's our job to continue this fight for safe jobs.

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Apr 30, 2021 | News Story

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Apr 30, 2021 | News Story

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Apr 30, 2021 | News Story

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Apr 30, 2021 | News Story

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Apr 30, 2021 | News Story

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Apr 23, 2021 | News Story

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