Workers Memorial Day | April 28th

April 28, 2022
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Workers Memorial Day is observed annually on April 28th. It is a day to honor, remember, and pay our respects to those workers who have lost their lives due to work-related injuries and illnesses, and to recognize the impact that these tragic losses have had on families, co-workers, and communities.

Join the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration as they host the Department of Labor’s virtual Workers Memorial Day program via YouTube on Thursday, April 28, from 1pm – 2pm. For more information, visit:

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. April 28th was chosen because it is the day that the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) went into effect.

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

Credit to: OSHA