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 Weak penalties, infrequent inspections, limited and out-of-date regulations under existing state and federal laws mean that some employers to not take adequate steps to protect the health and safety of their workers.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 Occupational Safety & Health Law Project works to strengthen health and safety protections and empower workers to improve safety and health protections on the job. Through education about workers’ legal rights and how to exercise those rights, appellate litigation in cases involving health and safety issues, legal strategies to enhance workers’ rights to safe and healthy workplaces, and expert advice and technical assistance, the OSH Law Project works to make sure no worker is killed, injured, or made ill at work, and that all workers receive adequate compensation for any harm they have suffered if an accident or illness occurs.
What we do
We try to use the law to make workplaces safer.
General legal advice and technical assistance
We provide general advice to help the public better understand health and safety issues that arise in the workplace.
Monitor important health and safety litigation
We monitor litigation before Occupational Safety and Health Review and appellate cases pending in state and federal courts raising important safety and health questions. We participate in some of these cases.
Develop innovative strategies for improving worker health and safety
We provide legal research and analysis on innovative strategies for improving workplace safety and health.
Educate and train advocates to understand their legal rights
We conduct training and education on health and safety rights.