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We are excited to announce that today is the official launch of our year-end fundraising drive! Will you help us raise $20k by 2020 to protect California workers?

New Cal/OSHA Chief Reports for Duty | Are You Worksafe's Next Director? | Health & Safety Training with Airport Workers | New Report Documents Silicosis Outbreak | Labor Podcast Seeks Bay Area Health & Safety Stories | Will We See You at #COSHCON19?

Worksafe is seeking an Executive Director to support our mission to prevent occupational injury, illness, and death by bringing justice to the workplace. The position is based in Oakland, California.

We need your help to strengthen right-to-know laws for salon workers in California. Please take a minute to contact Governor Newsom and tell him why you support this important bill.

Thank You from Doug Parker | Action Alert: Toxic Secrets Put Salon Workers at Risk | Worksafe's Tim Shadix Joins WWRC | Meet Our New SoCal Attorney

Governor Newsom has appointed Doug to the position of Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Last Year's Injury Tracking Victory Deserves a Second Look | Victory for Workers Facing Wildfire Smoke | 'Gig Worker' Bill Passes Key Senate Committee | Worksafe Welcomes New Staff

Labor, community, and environmental justice groups applaud Cal/OSHA’s decision to adopt an emergency rule to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke hazards

Exciting news! Worksafe is seeking a full-time junior-level attorney to work with us on an initiative to advance the rights and job security of temporary and contingent workers.

Time for National Protections Against Excessive Heat | Yes on AB647 to Protect Salon Workers | On a 'Pathway to Justice' with Legal Aid Allies | Bay Area: Host Your Next Meeting at Worksafe

We Have to Reckon with Wildfire Smoke | Updates from the Coalition of Low-Wage & Immigrant Worker Advocates | Immigrant Day of Action 2019 | Annual Event Reportback | Worksafe in the News

Dying at Work in California 2019 is Worksafe’s eighth annual report on the state of safety and health protections for California workers. In it, we remember the lives that have been lost, and we highlight opportunities for improving worker health and safety in California.

Join Worksafe on Friday, April 26th at noon in Downtown Oakland to observe Workers Memorial Day 2019.

Why Integrity Matters | Fired Up: Workers Spur Cal/OSHA to Take Action on Wildfire Smoke | Worksafe Welcomes New Staff | May 16: You're Invited!

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for Worksafe's 37th Anniversary Celebration! Please join us on May 16, 2019 for an evening of inspiration and appreciation as we celebrate our shared track record of improving workplace health and safety in California.

This month we give updates on the Cal/OSHA Standards Board, talk up the #YesOnAB5 campaign, reveal our 2019 Worker Health & Safety Heroes, introduce one of our favorite board members, and more!

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates, including our take on OSHA's rollback of the injury tracking rule, updates from our campaign to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke, and more.

Hey Bay Area: Worksafe has a sunny suite to sublet in our downtown Oakland building, available immediately. Check it out and help us spread the word!

Worksafe's newly released 2018 Impact Report is a bird's-eye view of our efforts this year – our policy advocacy, legal services, training, movement building, and public outreach.

We are excited to announce that Worksafe is seeking an Occupational & Environmental Health Specialist to support our mission to advance safety, health, and justice for low-income and immigrant workers throughout California.

In this month's newsletter we discuss California wildfires, debut Worksafe's new board leadership, and share an exciting new opening at our office!

Help us bring health, safety, and justice to the workplace!

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. Read about the Trump administration's efforts to undermine federal anti-retaliation enforcement.

Worksafe is inspired and energized by the bold leadership of hotel workers around the country who are leading the fight for fair wages, safe jobs, and protections from workplace harassment and assault. In the streets and at the polls, there are lots of ways for allies to support hotel workers and their families. Read on!

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. Read about the value of electronic reporting, protections for cannabis workers, and exciting staff updates!

Last week marked the end of the 2018 California legislative session, and three bills awaiting Governor Brown's signature need your support. Please drop him a line at (916) 445-2841 or @JerryBrownGov, and urge him to sign AB 2334, AB 2079, and AB 2963 without delay!

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This month we highlight the Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP), explain why we must #DefendDynamex, and more!

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This month we discuss Dynamex, feature the work of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA), and more!

Today Worksafe joined with janitors, factory workers, farmworkers, and other low-wage workers to launch Our Turn, a new alliance to end workplace sexual abuse and harassment, with a special focus on low-wage and vulnerable workers.

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This month we reflect on workers who refuse, give a reportback from the CLIWA retreat, introduce our summer intern, and more.

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This month we appreciate advocates, share pics from Workers Memorial Day 2018, and report-back from the Solutions Summit.

376 workers were killed on the job in California in 2016, approximately one per day. This and other findings are included in a report released today by Worksafe to commemorate Workers Memorial Day 2018, an international day of remembrance for workers who have been killed and injured at work.

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This time around we reflect on Workers Memorial Day 2018, give you the scoop on our recent travels, and spread the word about two great upcoming events!

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This month we weigh in on workplace violence in the #MeToo era, update you on California's occupational health regulatory scene, and more!

We are looking for organizations and workers to turn out on Thursday, February 8 in Oakland for the third (and possibly final) public hearing on Cal/OSHA's Indoor Heat standard. California needs a standard that reflects science and the experiences of workers, not industry pressure.

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This month we dig into electronic injury reporting, celebrate an epic victory for California's hotel housekeepers, and more!

We just received word that a generous Worksafe donor has offered a $10,000 match for our year-end fundraising drive! That means any gift you give Worksafe between now and the end of 2017 will be matched until we reach a total of ten grand!

Wow, what a year! Check out Worksafe's 2017 Impact Report to learn more about our latest projects, programs, and achievements.

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. Read about the recent Northern California Day Labor Convening and the launch of a new coalition: the California Alliance for Secure Employment (CASE).

Last week Worksafe Executive Director, Doug Parker, was honored to receive the 2017 Lorin Kerr Award from the Occupational Health & Safety section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Read Doug's remarks here.

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This month we weigh in on National Lead Poisoning Awareness Week, celebrate recent legislative victories, discuss the California wildfires, and more.

Governor Brown has signed Senate Bill 306 into law – sealing a major victory for California workers and dealing a serious blow to unscrupulous employers.

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This month we discuss the occupational health impact of climate change, introduce you to one of our favorite allies, celebrate Cal/OSHA's stand on workplace beryllium exposure, and more.

As the federal government dismantles the rights of workers, immigrants, and other marginalized communities, it is more important than ever for California to implement safeguards that protect our state’s most vulnerable populations.

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This month we puzzle over "production hell" at Tesla Motors, review recent worker and advocate trainings, give updates on TB protections for health care workers, and more.

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This month we call upon the Cal/OSHA Standards Board to reject a petition that would rollback tuberculosis protections for workers, give updates on the indoor heat standard, introduce new Worksafe staff, and more.

In 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1167 – a bill directing Cal/OSHA to protect workers from indoor heat exposure by January 2019. Worksafe and our allies are working to encourage Cal/OSHA to adopt a strong, evidence-based standard that will protect all California workers.

Get the latest scoop on the bills Worksafe is supporting during this legislative session: SB 306 (Retaliation Injunctive Relief - Hertzberg); SB 54 (California Values Act - De Leon); AB 978 (Injury and Illness Prevention Program - Limón); AB 1008 (“Ban the Box” - McCarty); and AB 450 (Notice of ICE Raids - Chiu).

Worksafe's monthly roundup of news and updates. This month we talk Tesla, give legislative and regulatory updates, report-back from our 35th anniversary celebration, and more.