Amazon and Tesla are among the most dangerous workplaces in the U.S., according to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), that released a “Dirty Dozen” list and ranked companies based on working conditions. Amazon, Tesla, and Lowe’s Home Improvement were among the list of 12 companies.
The council took note that 7 workers were killed at Amazon warehouse since 2013. At Tesla motors, serious injuries are reportedly 83% higher than the industry average.
Time and time again, employers are warned about unsafe conditions. When companies fail to correct safety hazards, it is workers who pay the ultimate price,” stated National COSH Co-Executive Director Marcy Goldstein-Gelb.
Tesla’s working conditions are being investigated by California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health. California requires companies to log all injuries and Tesla allegedly didn’t comply and hasn’t reported all serious injuries.
However, the company fired back, saying this was an attempt to paint a false picture of Tesla by extremist organizations working with union supporters.
Jeff Bezos recently said, in response to an employee strike in Germany, that he’s proud of Amazon’s working conditions and employee wages, stating, “We have workers councils, of course, and we have very good communications with our employees — so we don’t need a union to be an intermediary between out employees.”