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.
It is also the employee’s responsibility to follow work rules and regulations pursuant to the OSHA standards, and the employers requirements. Employees must take the initiative to work safe and to protect themselves as they are in the best position to look out for their own safety. No worker should report to their job expecting to get injured or killed at work. For Safety’s Sake, Do Something!!