Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other


Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who have lost their lives or suffered injuries and illnesses on the job. It serves as a solemn reminder of the importance of occupational safety and the ongoing need to enhance workplace conditions to prevent future tragedies.

This year, MSHA collaborates with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to host a series of commemorative events from April 22-25, 2024. These activities are designed not only to pay tribute to fallen workers but also to emphasize the critical role of safety education in protecting our workforce.

Event Highlights

  • OSHA Awareness Conference (Virtual via WebEx)
    • Date: Monday, April 22, 2024
    • Overview: The conference will open with introductions to OSHA and MSHA, followed by sessions on workplace safety values, complaint filing procedures, and more.
  • Safety Pays. Injuries and Fatalities Cost (Virtual via WebEx)
    • Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
    • Overview: This event will focus on the personal impacts of workplace fatalities and injuries, featuring discussions from family members of fallen workers and insights into mental health support.
  • Workers Memorial Expo
    • Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
    • Location: Frances Perkins Building, Washington, DC
    • Overview: Connect in person with various U.S. Department of Labor agencies, alliances, and labor groups. The expo will include exhibitors and presentations from key stakeholders in occupational safety.
  • Workers Memorial Day Ceremony/Wreath Laying
    • Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
    • Location: Both virtually and in-person at the Frances Perkins Building, Washington, DC
    • Overview: A ceremony to honor those who have been affected by workplace incidents, including a wreath-laying event and the dedication of a virtual memorial wall.

We invite all interested parties to participate in these important events and to visit OSHA’s dedicated Workers Memorial Day page for further details, including a full schedule of events and updates. Your participation and engagement are vital in our shared mission to enhance mine safety and ensure that every miner returns home safely each day.

Together, let’s renew our commitment to safety and honor the memory of all workers who have sacrificed in the line of duty.

McCraren Compliance offers many opportunities in safety training to help circumvent accidents. Please take a moment to visit our calendar of classes to see what we can do to help your safety measures from training to consulting.

Original article published by MSHA