Workplace Safety Resources


Matthew Yglesias is a progressive policy blogger for the Center For American Progress.

The Charleston Gazette's blog Coal Tattoo, written by veteran reporter Ken Ward Jr., is a cutting edge blogon the coal industry.


Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy promotes a new economic approach based on good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment."

University of California-Berkeley Labor Center carries out research on labor and workplace-related issues.

University of California-Berkley Institute for Research on Labor & Employment focuses employment and workplace issues, including the minimum wage, job creation and healthcare reform.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research is a prominent think tank that is largely focused on American women's issues. This covers everything from pay equity to welfare reform to domestic violence.

The Service Employees International Union represents workers the public sector and a variety of industries in the United States.

WorkSafe is a California-based workplace health and safety advocacy organization.

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is a federation of twenty one local and statewide “COSH” organizations, groups that fight for worker health and safety. 

The Center for Progressive Reform is a research and educational think tank, focused on climate change, environmental protection, food safety, drug safety, consumer product safety, worker health and safety.

Blue Green Alliance is an alliance of labor and environmental organizations.

The Center For American Progress is a progressive think tank in D.C. They cover a variety of issues from national security to the environment to tax policy. 

The United Mine Workers' of America's Safety and Health website.

Public Citizen, founded in 1971, is a leading advocacy group on consumer, worker and environmental issues.

Public Agencies

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is the government workplace safety and health agency.

Cal/OSHA is the California branch of the Occupational Safety and Health Agency.

Occupational Safety and Health Agency is responsible for government oversight of workplace health and safety. They can issue regulations and conduct investigations of specific industries and workplaces.

The Congressional Budget Office
(CBO) is one of the best sources for non-partisan economic analysis. They publish breakdowns of policy costs.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is the goverment agency responsible for the regulation of America's mines.