Workers Memorial Day (April 28) is an international day of mourning for those who have lost their lives or been injured on the job. It is also a day to renew commitments to safety. In the United States, Workers Memorial Day is recognized by, among many organizations, OSHA:
Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.
On OSHA’s website you can view videos on this important day and also download posters and view local events in your area.
Workers Memorial Day is an important reminder that safety in the workplace is a team effort between employee and employers.
For more information on Workers Memorial Day: