Workers' Memorial Day, also known as International Workers' Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured, takes place annually around the world on April 28, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work.
Not to be confused with Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31.
OSHA went into effect on April 28, 1971, after the tireless efforts of the labor movement, who drew major attention to work-related deaths and injuries, organized for safer working conditions and demanded action from their government. In the 50th year of OSHA, we must focus on the need to renew the promise of safe jobs for all of America’s workers. On Workers Memorial Day, April 28, please remember the victims of workplace injury and illness and to keep fighting for the promise of safe jobs for all workers.
Please take a moment of silence this Wednesday, April 28th to honor those lost this past year.
TWU Local 591 Safety Coordinator
TWU AD System Safety Chairman
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