Workers' Memorial Day 2015
Workers haven’t always been protected in the way they are now. Although the system is broken, slow, and sometimes disappointing, we are thankful that the majority of our workers experience protection from injury, and illness, as well as support during times when they are injured or sick.
On April 28th, 1970, OSHA was established in pursuit of safe and healthful workplaces for all American employees, no matter what type of job they have. Since then, OSHA has saved potentially millions of lives, and they continue to investigate unsafe workplaces, educate employers and employees, and assist those who have been injured or contracted illnesses in the workplace.
We are incredibly thankful for the work OSHA does, and we want to help recognize them on this day that is named in their honor, and in honor of all of the citizens who have been lost due to a work injury or illness.
Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on this date, and as part of this day, we grieve those who have been lost in wrongful death injuries, but we also commit to continuing the fight for safe workplaces, workers’ rights, safety education, and proper compensation for those who have been injured and the families who have lost loved ones.
Help us honor Workers’ Memorial Day by sharing your work safety or work injury stories with the hashtags #WRworksafety & #workersmemorialday.
For information on Workers’ Memorial Day events with OSHA, you can visit their website and check the event listings in our region.
If you have been injured on the job, or lost a loved one in a wrongful death or work accident, don’t struggle alone. Wagner Reese is here to help you and we are just a phone call away. Dial us at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a completely free consultation, and get back on the road to recovery.