Workers' Memorial Day | April 28, 2023

April 28, 2023
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Workers' Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember those workers who have lost their lives due to work-related injuries and illnesses. It is a day to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities and to recommit ourselves to the fight for improvements in workplace safety for all workers.

Since 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been working to help make workplaces safer. In 1989, April 28th was designated as Workers' Memorial Day to direct attention to workers who have been killed or injured on the job. This day was chosen because it is the anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

Every year, events are held across the country to remember workers who have died on the job and to honor them by continuing to fight for improved worker safety. In the days leading up to Workers Memorial Day, family members, workers, labor unions, and advocates will gather in Washington, D.C., and communities across the country to honor and remember our fallen and injured workers.

Please take a moment to reflect upon and honor the lives of those workers we have lost.

Credit: U.S. Dept. of Labor