Workers Memorial Day | April 28, 2024

April 28, 2024
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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.

The number of preventable workplace deaths increased 5% in 2022, totaling 4,695. Fatalities should never be the cost of doing business. In recognition of Workers' Memorial Day on April 28, please join us in remembering those who have died in preventable workplace incidents.

The Council urges Americans to take the Safe at Work Pledge ( to prioritize safety at work and dedicate that pledge to those who have been killed in preventable workplace incidents.

Credit: U.S. Dept. of Labor and National Safety Council