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2017 Dying At Work Report Released

Posted on Apr 27, 2017
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Worksafe is proud to announce the release of our 2017 annual report, Dying at Work in California: The Hidden Stories Behind the Numbers.

We produce this report to bear witness to the human toll of unsafe work and unscrupulous employers, to inform the public about threats to worker health, and to emphasize the importance of publically available data on occupational health. We hope the report also serves to inspire collective action and celebrate recent advances and victories that have made workers safer. The full report is available here.


Join us for Workers' Memorial Day 2017

Posted on Apr 21, 2017
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You're Invited to Worksafe's 35th Anniversary Celebration!

Posted on Mar 30, 2017
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Worksafe's 35th Anniversary Celebration

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Worksafe attorneys receive Social Justice Awards

Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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Worksafe Managing Attorney Jora Trang and Staff Attorney Nicole Marquez had the honor of receiving the COSH Social Justice Award at the National Conference for Worker Safety and Health Awards Banquet on Wednesday, December 7. Jora and Nicole were recognized for their hard work and commitment to promoting diversity and social justice within the COSH movement.

For many of us, we are sobered by the reality of the coming year’s challenges to worker protections and attacks on immigrant, LGBT, and communities of color. While it is important to recognize these obstacles, it is equally important to recognize our accomplishments. The passion and dedication that won our past accomplishments fuel and reaffirm our commitment to worker power and social justice.

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Ya Basta! Coalition ending sexual violence against janitors

Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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by Nicole Marquez, Staff Attorney

Workplaces should be free of violent threats or actions, and workers should always feel safe while at work. Unfortunately, this is not the case. 

Workers in the janitorial services, who are disproportionately immigrant and workers of color, are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault and violence at work*. Many often face other unfair and unsafe working conditions.  In its report, the Labor Occupational Health Program at UC Berkeley (LOHP) found that some janitorial workers do not receive minimum wage, and many do not receive overtime payment. Many often work at night and in isolation. This isolation from co-workers and the public reduces the likelihood that anyone will intervene or witness assaults against them, and allows harassers to exert even greater control over workers.

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