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Workers’ Memorial Day

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.

Every year, events are held across the country to remember workers who have died on the job and honor them by continuing to fight for improved worker safety. If you missed the date, select one between now and June 1stand mark April 28th for next year.

It is also a time to reflect on how to improve the working environment for all employees – physical, social, emotional, and psychological safety.

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