Research and Policy Documents
Reports and Testimony
2011 Death on the Job Report: A National and State-By-State Profile of Worker Safety And Health In the United States. Produced by the AFL-CIO, April 2011.
Workers at Risk: Regulatory Dysfunction at OSHA A White Paper by the Center for Progressive Reform, February 2010.
From Ship to Shore: Reforming the National Contingency Plan to Improve Protections for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers. A White Paper by the Center for Progressive Reform, September, 2010.
Combustible Dust standard brochure. This document, from the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee explains the purpose and goals of the bill introduced in April 2008 to require OSHA to develop a combustible dust standard.
Advancing the Public Interest through Regulatory Reform: Recommendations for President-Elect and the 111th Congress. Developed by a panel of experts convened by OMB Watch, November, 2008.
Discounting Death: OSHA's failure to Punish Safety Violations that Kill Workers.A report from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Prosecuting Worker Endangerment: The Need for Stronger Criminal Penalties for Violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Professor David Uhlmann, of the University of Michigan Law School, argues persuasively for strenthening criminal and civil penalties under the OSH Act.