The last week of April, leading up to International Workers' Day, is known as Workers' Memorial Week. Worker's Memorial Week is an annual remembrance of individuals who were killed, hurt or suffered an illness while working at their jobs. Many such workers were injured while on the job in one of the industries that have infamous reputations for dangerous conditions. Nationwide, these types of work give rise to disproportionately large numbers of workers' compensation claims and job-related injuries.
However, not all of the most dangerous companies to work for fall into the categories of traditionally dangerous workplaces. During Workers' Memorial Week, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health or COSH releases an annual "Dirty Dozen" list. The "Dirty Dozen" calls out 12 companies whose safety records have been particularly egregious. What typically lands a firm on the list is a high number of preventable accidents or safety violations or especially hostile work environments.