Sunday, April 28 was National Worker’s Memorial Day. Worker’s Memorial Day is a day set aside each year to remember those who have passed away due to on the job hazards and accidents.
Worker’s Memorial Day is also a day for workers to stand together against these hazards and against attacks on workers’ rights and protections.
The Worker’s Memorial Day website says, “The Occupational Safety and Health Act and Mine Safety and Health Act promise workers the right to a safe job. Unions and our allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality—winning protections that have made jobs safer, saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented millions of workplace injuries and illnesses. But our work is not done. Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more suffer injury or illness because of their jobs.”
We talk about ladder-related accidents and how to prevent them. This week, we remember those impacted by those accidents and renew our dedication to help prevent them.