OSHA Trade Release: Memorial Day

OSHA recognizes Workers’ Memorial Day

Renews commitment to making safety a priority

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will recognize Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28 by holding various events throughout the country.

American workers are the backbone of our nation’s prosperity and a focal point of President Trump’s “America First” agenda. With the recent increased growth in manufacturing, mining and construction industries, OSHA renews its commitment to making safety a priority through education, training and collaboration with American workers, businesses and state partners.

At events nationwide, OSHA will honor those who have been injured or lost their lives in the workplace, helping to support and strengthen our nation.

For more information, visit OSHA’s Workers’ Memorial Day webpage. All local events are free and open to the public. You can also learn more about OSHA by visiting www.osha.gov.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. 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. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

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New resources for planning Safe + Sound Week activities are now available!

Please visit OSHA’s Safe & Sound Week to access dozens of ideas for planning events that highlight the three core elements of a successful safety and health program:

·       Management Leadership: Deliver a safety and health message; Establish a visible presence to promote safety and health; Formalize and publicize your commitment to safety and health; Take your commitment to safety and health beyond your organization

·       Worker Participation: Show you are listening and ask for feedback; Empower workers with safety and health information; Recognize workers or teams for contributions to workplace safety; Partner for safety and health planning

·       Find and Fix Hazards: Spotlight hazards and controls; Create challenges, contests, and competitions; Evaluate safety and health processes and systems; Conduct analyses to identify hazards

We’ve also created an interactive map where you can let others know that you’re participating in Safe + Sound Week and find other participants and events from across the country. Once you register, your organization or event will be featured on the map.

Be sure to check out the tools and resources available to help you plan and promote your events and don’t forget to share your events, photos, and more on social media with the hashtag #SafeAndSound.

Thanks again for your interest in Safe + Sound Week!