Too many workers are killed, get injured, or are made ill on-the-job. Overwhelmingly, these deaths, injuries and illnesses are preventable. Weak penalties, infrequent inspections, limited and out-of-date regulations under existing state and federal laws mean that some employers to not take adequate steps to protect the health and safety of their workers. The OSH Law Project works to strengthen health and safety protections and empower workers to improve safety and health protections on the job.
The Occupational Safety & Health Law Project’s goals are
- To ensure that workers are not killed, injured or made ill at work
- To make certain they receive adequate compensation for any harm they have suffered if an accident or illness occurs,
- To strengthen government agencies whose mission is to promote safe working conditions.
We do this by:
- educating the public about a worker’s legal right to a safe and healthful workplace and ways to more effectively exercise those rights
- participating in appellate litigation in cases involving important health and safety issues
- identifying innovate legal strategies to enhance workers’ rights to a safe and healthy workplace
- providing expert legal advice and technical assistance to others on workplace health and safety issues.