Songs with Workplace Safety and Health Themes

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9 to 5 – Dolly Parton


Allentown – Billy Joel

Anthracite Fields – Julia Wolfe


Banana Boat Song – Harry Belafonte


Bread & Roses – James Oppenheim- performed by Joan Biaz


The Chemical Worker’s Song– Ron Angel

Coal Miner’s Grave – Hazel Dickens

Coal Mining Women – Hazel Dickens


Drivin My Life Away – Eddie Rabbit


Finest Worksong-REM

Fire in my Mouth -Julie Wolfe


Forty Hour Week (For a Livin’) – Alabama


Flamethrower– J. Geils Band


A Hard Day’s Night – Beatles


Heigh-Ho-The Seven Dwarfs


Industrial Disease – Dire Straits


I’ve Been Working on the Railroad– American folk song


Lovely Rita – Beatles


Mercury Poisoning – Graham Parker & the Rumor


Money for Nothing– Dire Straits


More than a Paycheck – Sweet Honey in the Rock


Mr. Sellack – The Roches


My Name Joe – David Massengill


My Old Man – Steve Goodman


Oddfellows Local 151– REM


One Piece at a Time – Johnny Cash


Pastures of Plenty – Woody Guthrie


Popcorn Lung Roadhouse Blues 2008-Ergo Elvis


Roll On – Alabama


The Safety Dance -Men Without Hats


Sail on Sailor – Beach Boys


She Works Hard for the Money – Donna Summer


Shiftwork – Kenny Chesney and George Strait


Silicosis Is Killin’ Me – Josh White (Pinewood Tom)


Sixteen Tons – Tennessee Ernie Ford


Solidarity Forever – Ralph Chaplin performed  by Pete Seeger

Steel Hammer – Julia Wolfe

Take This Job and Shove It – Johnny Paycheck


They’ll Never Keep Us Down – Hazel Dickens

This Land is Your Land – Woodie Guthrie


Triangle Factory Fire – Misner & Smith


Work Hard Play Hard – Wiz Khalifa


Working in the Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey


Working Life (Factory) – Bruce Springsteen


Working Man Blues – Merle Haggard


Working on the Highway – Bruce Springsteen


Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot


Wreck of the Old 97 – Hank Snow
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    “Electricity” by Midnight Star
    “Electric Avenue” by Eddie Grant
    “State of Shock” M.Jackson M.Jaggar

    Wow I wasnt conscious of what loud music will do to ones hearing. I manage a music web log, I’ll take care to share this data with my readers.

    “Driving The Last Spike” by Phil Collins
    “Island of Souls” by Sting

    Both good “industrial accident” songs.

    ” Mercury Poisoning ” Graham Parker & the Rumor
    “Money for Nothing” Dire Straits
    These are my favorite song. Thanks for sharing a big list of songs. I am highly obliged to you.

    Steve Goodman is mY favorite, thanks for adding my favorite writter.
    I just write on Go Cubs Go Song Lyrics which is written by Steve Goodman

    Songs with Workplace Safety and Health Themes, great work
    Thanks for providing such a nice informative blog…
    Keep It up

    Starting the Safety Committee with a safety song,
    as members are logging into the Zoom meeting.
    The music selection is awesome. Thank you!

    i was looking for songs to add in my current playlist and i found this article now I think that this one will be the best playlist I have ever created

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