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Safety Resources

Government Agencies

*Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor - The BLS is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.

*The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH provides grants to nine State agencies for its Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program (FACE), which provides in-depth investigation reports for a small number of work-related fatality incidents. USMWF will be aligning the photos and tributes from our Faces campaign with these State-FACE reports. Although only a small fraction of all work-related fatalities are assessed through this FACE program, we do want to make the connections to give an identity to the deceased worker and to increase the opportunity to learn lessons from a family's loss.

*The US Chemical Safety Board - The CSB conducts root cause investigations of chemical accidents at fixed industrial facilities. Root causes are usually deficiencies in safety management systems, but can be any factor that would have prevented the accident if that factor had not occurred. Other accident causes often involve equipment failures, human errors, unforeseen chemical reactions or other hazards. The agency does not issue fines or citations, but does make recommendations to plants, regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industry organizations, and labor groups. Congress designed the CSB to be non-regulatory and independent of other agencies so that its investigations might, where appropriate, review the effectiveness of regulations and regulatory enforcement.

*United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC protects America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

 • Chemical and Engineering News • Hazard Magazine Hazards is the only independent, union-friendly magazine to win major international awards. Workplace unions are your best hope for better, safer work - and Hazards provides the information and resources to make the union job easier. Hazards looks behind the company safety hype, and gives union answers to workplace problems. Using a global network of union safety correspondents, Hazards makes sure you have the best information available anywhere.

Additional Sources

*AFL-CIO - An umbrella federation for U.S. unions, with 56 unions representing 12.5 million working men and women. We work to ensure that all people who work receive the rewards of their work—decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, respect and fair treatment.

*Appalachian Law Center - Eastern Kentucky, in the hub of Central Appalachia, has one of the largest low-income populations in the United States. Much of the region’s poverty can be traced to historic reliance on a single economy – coal – and the deleterious effects of mining activity. Environmental effects of mining during the last 35 years have left indelible scars on the mountains and caused widespread damage to streams and water sources.

*Chemical and Engineering News - Chemical & Engineering News is a weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society. C&EN editors and reporters based in Europe, the U.S., and Asia cover science and technology, business and industry, government and policy, education, and employment aspects of the chemistry field.

*Hazard Magazine - Hazards is the only independent, union-friendly magazine to win major international awards. Workplace unions are your best hope for better, safer work - and Hazards provides the information and resources to make the union job easier. Hazards looks behind the company safety hype, and gives union answers to workplace problems. Using a global network of union safety correspondents, Hazards makes sure you have the best information available anywhere.

*Kentucky Equal Justice Center

*Labor Start

*LaborSafe - Provides the worker health and safety programs that are needed to protect workers on the job.

*Mine Safety Watch - Safety and health of miners and mining communities. Mines includes coal mines, metal mines, nonmetallic mineral mines, stone quarries, and sand and gravel operations.

*National COSH - The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) is a federation of local and statewide "COSH" groups--Committees/Coalitions on Occupational Safety and Health. COSH groups are private, non-profit coalitions of labor unions, health and technical professionals, and others interested in promoting and advocating for worker health and safety.

*The Pump Handle

*Workers Comp Insider LexisNexis