Job Opening: Dying for Work Fellow

October 18, 2017

Dying for Work Fellow
November 2017-April 2018
20 hours per week (flexible schedule)
The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH), a nonprofit coalition that organizes and advocates safe and healthy working conditions, is seeking part-time fellow to collect, analyze and report on worker fatalities in Massachusetts in 2017. This project is part of MassCOSH’s decades-long effort to bring attention to and change conditions that kill workers on the job and its annual publication of “Dying for Work In Massachusetts: the Loss of Life and Limb in Massachusetts Workplaces.”  For copies of past reports see:  The report is released each year on Worker Memorial Day, April 28, as part of an event at the State House.  The Fellow will be supervised directly by the MassCOSH Labor & Environment Coordinator, but work very closely with the MassCOSH Health Tech Committee of expert volunteers.
Data Collection and Coding

  • Perform real-time tracking of fatal injuries and illnesses on the job in Massachusetts.
  • Work with MassCOSH Health Tech co-chair to take over fatality data entry and coding in accordance with the Bureau of Labor Standard’s Census of Fatal Occupational Injury guidelines. 


  • Analyze and identify annual fatality trends, as related to worksite conditions, types of injuries, socio-demographics of fallen workers, etc. 

Report Development and Editing

  • Working closely with MassCOSH staff and the MassCOSH Health Tech Committee, develop the 2017 Dying for Work report. Oversee report draft and design process, manage section authors, contribute writing, and serve as baseline report editor.
  • Publish 1-2 editions of MassCOSH’s on-line newsletter to our health and technical network (MA OSH Net) with new content.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • an interest in occupational safety & health and helping workers achieve justice on the job;
  • some experience with data collection and analysis and with database administration;
  • excellent writing and project management skills;
  • ability to work independently and with a team. 

Salary:  $20/hour/about 20 hours per week, flexible schedule.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to by November 4th. Ideal start date is mid-November.