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Workers' Memorial Day
April 28, 2014

Workers' Memorial Day Events Across the Country

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National Office

Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 2 - 3 p.m.

Location: U.S. Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building Auditorium
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210

Description: The theme for this year's Workers' Memorial Day program is toxic chemical exposure. The program includes remarks being delivered by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joe Main. It also includes a panel with worker/industry/healthcare representatives about their experiences with chemical exposure in the workplace. Following this, employees will observe a moment of silence as we call to mind the workers and families whose loss motivates our steadfast mission to fight on so that every job in this nation is a safe job. Finally, attendees will gather at the site of the American dogwood tree that was planted in 2011 on the lawn in Veterans' Plaza for a brief ceremony honoring workers who have died on the job.


For more information, contact OSHA's Office of Communications at 202-693-1999.

REGION ONE (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

Augusta, Maine

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: Plumbers and Pipefitters United Association Local 716
21 Gabriel Dr.

Description: OSHA staff will attend the Workers' Memorial Day breakfast.


Bridgeport, Conn.

Date: April 23, 2014

Time: 10:45 a.m.

Location: L'Ambiance Plaza Memorial

Description: OSHA's Bridgeport Area Office Director Robert Kowalski will speak at a ceremony marking the anniversary of the 1987 collapse at the L'Ambiance Plaza construction site which killed 28 construction workers.


Boston, Mass.

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA

Description: OSHA Regional Office staff will participate in the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health's worker memorial ceremony where victims' families and the AFL-CIO will present.


Hartford, Conn.

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: State Capitol Building
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT

Description: OSHA area office staff will attend the Workers' Memorial Day service. Following the ceremony, wreaths will be laid at a workers memorial in Hartford's Bushnell Park.


Hooksett, N.H.

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Plumbers & Steamfitters Hall
161 Londonderry Turnpike

Description: OSHA's Concord Area Office staff will attend the New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health's Workers' Memorial Day commemoration.


Lewiston, Maine

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Franco-American Heritage Center
46 Cedar St.

Description: OSHA area office staff will attend the Maine Democratic Party Workers' Memorial Day dinner.


New Bedford, Mass.

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time: 10 a.m.

Location:
Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores (CCT)
1532 Acushnet Ave.
New Bedford, MA

Description: OSHA's compliance assistance specialist Timothy Irving will speak at a Workers' Memorial Day event with the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health and CCT.


Northampton, Mass.

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: City Hall
210 Main St.

Description: OSHA's compliance assistance specialist Dale Varney will attend the Franklin-Hampshire Counties Workers' Memorial Day ceremony. The event includes a proclamation to be read by the mayor and a Workers' Memorial Day parade through the center of town. A wreath will be laid at a worker memorial stone followed by the reading of the names and occupations of Massachusetts workers who died at work within the last year. Mr. Varney will address those gathered around the memorial.


Providence, R.I.

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Guatemalan Consulate
555 Valley St.
Providence, Rhode Island

Description: OSHA will sign an alliance with the Guatemalan Consulate. Acting Deputy Regional Administrator Patrick Kapust and Providence Office Area Director Patrick Griffin will represent OSHA.


Springfield, Mass.

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Local 404 Teamsters Hall
115 Progress Ave.

Description: OSHA's Springfield, Mass., Area Director Mary Hoye will speak at the Hampden County Workers' Memorial Day ceremony that includes messages from the mayor and local labor and faith leaders. There will be a reading of the names of the victims who lost their lives while on the job in the past year.


For more information about these events, contact OSHA's Region 1 Office at (617) 565-9860.

REGION TWO (NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, VI)

Buffalo, NY

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014

Time: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Location: Shrine of St. Joseph the Worker - St Thomas Aquinas Church
450 Abbott Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14220

Description: OSHA's Buffalo Area Office Director Michael Scime will speak at a Workers' Memorial Day Recognition and Memorial Service being hosted by the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health and Buffalo AFL-CIO and that will honor those who were injured or killed on the job. Scime will also read the names of workers who have died in the past year. At this event, workers and their families, community members, union leaders, health and safety activists, and faith leaders will join together to renew their fight for safe workplaces, good jobs, and justice for workers.


Event: UCOMM RADIO 94.3 FM

Date: April 27, 2014

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Long Island, NY

Description:A radio interview will air featuring OSHA's Long Island Area Office Director Tony Ciuffo talking about Workers’ Memorial Day, OSHA’s enforcement role, and the upcoming National Safety Stand-down on fall prevention.

Listen to interview*.


Ithaca, NY

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Tompkins County Public Library

Description: At a Workers' Memorial Day observance hosted by the Mid-state Center for Occupational Safety and Health, OSHA's Syracuse Area Office Director Christopher Adams will speak about Region 2 local emphasis programs and worker fatalities from the past year.


Long Island, NY

Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: New York State Office Building,
Veterans Highway, Hauppauge

Description: At a memorial service honoring Long Island workers who died as a result of a workplace injury or illness, OSHA's Long Island Area Office Director Tony Ciuffo will speak at and read the names of workers who died over the past year.


New Brunswick, NJ

Date: April 27, 2014

Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Lord Sterling School
101 Redmond Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Description: OSHA Avenel Area Director Patricia Jones will speak at a rally and march on the fight to improve health and safety conditions on the job. She will also read the names of workers who died in the past year. The event will also feature testimonies from injured workers and families who lost loved ones in workplace incidents.


Date: Friday, April 25, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: New Brunswick Theological Seminary
17 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ

Description: OSHA's Avenel Area Office Director Patricia Jones will speak at the annual Workers' Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.


New York City, NY

Date: April 29, 2014

Time: 2:45 p.m. - Hardhat Procession into the Cathedral; 3 p.m. - Memorial Service

Location: St. Patrick's Cathedral
460 Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets

Description: At a memorial service, OSHA's Manhattan Area Office Director Kay Gee and Labor Liaison Laura Kenny will read names of construction workers killed on the job in New York City over the past year.


Northern NJ

Date: Monday April 28, 2014

Time: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Morristown, Orange, Passaic

Description: OSHA's Parsippany Area Office staff will participate in the "Save Lives Caravan," organized by the Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center, which will travel to day laborer congregating areas across northern New Jersey. At each site, OSHA staff members will address day laborers about the significance of Workers' Memorial Day and workplace safety and health. They will announce the names of workers who died over the past year. A moment of silence will follow. The caravan will end with the distribution of personal protective equipment.


Philadelphia, PA

Date: April 25, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon; Procession at 10:45 a.m. to the Great Plaza Penn's Landing

Location: Sheet Metal Workers Hall
1301 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Description: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Jordan Barab will speak at and OSHA Marlton Area Office Director Paula Dixon-Roderick will participate in an event featuring the reading of names of those who died from work-related injuries and illnesses in the tri-state area over the past year, and the casting of flowers into the Delaware River, reaffirming the commitment to preventing injury, illness and death on the job.


Puerto Rico

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: University of Puerto Rico
Rio Piedras Campus
Natural Sciences Faculty, Amphitheater A-211
Rio Piedras, PR

Description: OSHA's Puerto Rico Area Office's compliance assistance specialist Madelline Medina will speak about the importance of training and the significance of Workers' Memorial Day at this training event targeted towards the university population. Training will be provided about OSHA and exercising worker rights in the workplace.


Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Horizon Lines of Puerto Rico, Inc.
Fairland Building, Puerto Nevo
San Juan, PR

Description: OSHA's Puerto Rico Area Director José Carpena will be the keynote speaker at an observance of Workers' Memorial Day.


Saratoga Springs, NY

Date: April 26, 2014

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: New England Congregational Church
24 Circular Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Description: OSHA's Albany Area Office Director Kim Castillon and area office staff will participate in a ceremony that includes a message from local labor and faith leaders, a reading of the names of the families who lost loved ones on the job, and a performance by a local spoken word poet and activist.


Syracuse, NY

Date: April 25, 2014

Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Location: Pensabene's Casa Grande
135 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY

Description: OSHA's Syracuse Area Office Director Christopher Adams will read the names of workers who died on the job in the past year and also speak about OSHA enforcement.


White Plains, NY

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Mamaroneck Ave. & Main St. (in front of the fountain), White Plains, NY

Description: OSHA's Tarrytown Area Office staff will participate in an observance of Workers' Memorial Day hosted by Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO. Workers who died over the past year will be recognized.


Woodbridge, NJ

Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: New Jersey Turnpike Authority
581 Main Street
Woodbridge, NJ

Description: OSHA REGION II Administrator Robert Kulick will speak at a memorial program to honor those who have lost their lives on the job.


For more information on these events, contact OSHA's Region 2 Office at (212) 337-2378.

REGION THREE (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon; Procession at 10:45 a.m. to the Great Plaza Penn's Landing

Location: Sheet Metal Workers Hall
1301 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Description: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Jordan Barab will speak at and OSHA Marlton Area Office Director Paula Dixon-Roderick will participate in an event featuring the reading of names of those who died from work-related injuries and illnesses in the tri-state area over the past year, and the casting of flowers into the Delaware River, reaffirming the commitment to preventing injury, illness and death on the job.


Event: Temporary Worker Safety Summit

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014

Time: Noon - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Long Branch Community Center
8700 Piney Branch Road
Silver Spring, MD

Description: OSHA's Region 3 Office and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) will be co-hosting this event to provide information on worker's rights and employers responsibilities. OSHA and MOSH will distribute educational resources; provide wage and hour information; and conduct safety and health workshops. Attendees will hear from OSHA and MOSH representatives, as well as community groups that have successfully worked to help give a voice to the temporary worker. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels will speak. Demonstrations and guidance information on heat stress, electrical and fall hazards in construction will be available.


For more information on these events, contact OSHA's Region 3 Office at (215) 861-4900.

REGION FOUR (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)

Date: April 26, 2014

Location: AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison
United Way of Palm Beach County
Countess de Hoernle Community Campus
2600 Quantum Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Description: OSHA's Ft. Lauderdale Area Office's compliance assistance specialist Vergie Bain will speak at this observance of Workers' Memorial Day.


Date: April 27, 2014

Location: Arrowhead Park outside Macon, Georgia

Description: Atlanta Region Labor Liaison Paula Story will participate in Georgia's Workers' Memorial Day observance. Names of victims of workplace incidents will be read during the ceremony.


Date: April 28, 2014

Location: Mexican, Guatemalan and Honduran Consulates

Description: To commemorate Workers' Memorial Day, OSHA's Atlanta West Area Office's compliance assistance specialist will visit the Mexican, Guatemalan and Honduran Consulates to speak about the significance of the day, explain workers' rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and distribute OSHA outreach and educational resources in Spanish.


Date: April 29, 2014

Time: 11:45 a.m.

Location: International Longshoremen's Association
AFL-CIO, Local 1416
Port of Miami (Behind the Seaman's Center)
Miami, FL

Description: Juan Torres of OSHA's Ft. Lauderdale Area Office will speak at an observance of Workers' Memorial Day.


For more information on these events, contact OSHA's Region 4 Office at (678) 237-0400.

REGION FIVE (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

Date: April 28, 2014

Location: Ziedler Park
Downtown Milwaukee

Description: OSHA's Milwaukee Area Office director will deliver remarks at a Workers' Memorial Day ceremony. Afterwards, OSHA officials will take part in a rally.


Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: North Arora Public Library
113 Oak Street
North Aurora, IL

Description: OSHA's North Aurora Area Office will sign a partnership with RC Wegman and also recognize Workers' Memorial Day.


Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Madison Labor Temple
1602 S. Park St. #228
Madison, WI

Description: OSHA's Madison Area Office Acting Director Chad Greenwood will discuss the significance of Worker's Memorial Day at a press conference.


Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Instituto del Progreso Latino - Community Room
2520 S Western Ave.
Chicago, IL

Description: OSHA's Chicago Regional Office staff will speak about the significance of Workers' Memorial Day at an event held in concert with local worker groups to honor all those workers who have died as a consequence of what they do for a living.


Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: 1655 West Market Street
Akron, Ohio

Description: OSHA's Cleveland Area Office Director Howie Eberts and a senior safety specialist will be speaking at a Workers' Memorial Day ceremony to honor workers who lost their lives on the job. Representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and local U.S. Congresswoman Betty Sutton will also participate. Akron's mayor and Summit County's chief executive will sign proclamations recognizing Workers' Memorial Day and OSHA.


Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: North Arora Public Library
113 Oak Street
North Aurora, IL

Description: OSHA's North Aurora Area Office will sign a partnership with RC Wegman and also recognize Workers' Memorial Day.


Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Chicago Foundation for Women
1 E Upper Wacker Dr., Suite 1620
Chicago, IL

Description: OSHA's Chicago North, North Aurora and Calumet City Area Offices will participate in a meeting with Chicagoland worker right centers coalition (Raise the Floor) to discuss worker rights issues, temporary worker safety issues, National Safety Stand-down, and other OSHA resources.


Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location:
Mechanical Service Incorporated
1144 Monmouth Boulevard
Galesburg, IL

Description: OSHA's Peoria Area Office staff will address participants about the significance of Workers' Memorial Day at a ceremony sponsored by the Galesburg Trades and Labor Assembly.


Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Gordon F. Moore Community Park
Highway 140 and Park Road
Alton, IL

Description: OSHA's Fairview Heights Area Office staff will address participants about the significance of Workers' Memorial Day at the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor's annual service at the worker memorial statue.


Event: Workers' Memorial Day Program and March

Date: April 28, 2014

Location: 400 NE Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL

Description: OSHA's Peoria Area Office will participate in a Workers' Memorial Day ceremony followed by a march at 5:30 p.m. to a workers' memorial monument at City Hall. The event will recognize military members and all workers killed or seriously injured on the job.


Event: 72nd Annual Wisconsin Safety and Health Conference

Date: April 28th

Location: Kalahari Resort & Conference Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Description: OSHA will showcase an exhibit and display a PowerPoint presentation identifying victims of workplace incidents across Wisconsin, along with a brief description of the incident. The final Wisconsin Safety and Health Conference brochure features a section commemorating Workers' Memorial Day. It will be mailed to thousands of Wisconsin employers.


Event: Worker Memorial Dedication

Date: May 10, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: TBD

Description: OSHA's Columbus Area Office officials will take part in this event to recognize all the workers killed in Franklin County (Columbus) this past year.


For more information on these events, contact OSHA's Region 5 Office at (312) 353-2220.

REGION SIX (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: First Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR

Description: OSHA's Little Rock area office director will participate in the Arkansas Interfaith Justice Center-sponsored candlelight ceremony in honor of Workers' Memorial Day.


Event: Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry Course

Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Hispanic Contractors of San Antonio
202 Norton
San Antonio, TX 78211

Description: OSHA's compliance assistance specialist (CAS) will conduct the opening of this free training class focusing on fall protection and prevention strategies. The CAS will distribute OSHA's educational resources on fall protection and will be available throughout the day to address questions.


Event: Governor Proclamation/Louisiana House of Representatives Resolution

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Louisiana State Capitol Building, House Floor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Description: OSHA's Baton Rouge Area Office Director Dorinda Folse, compliance assistance specialists Alex Novas and Wilfred Hebert, and Louisiana Consultation Manager Corey Gains will discuss the significance of Workers' Memorial Day at this event where a proclamation will be signed by the governor declaring Monday, April 28, 2014, as Workers' Memorial Day in remembrance of on-the-job deaths, injuries and Illnesses, and what we can do to improve safety and health in the workplace. OSHA will also be recognized for how it helps keep workers safe. A resolution is expected to be read on the floor of the State's House of Representatives during Monday's session.


Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 7 - 8 p.m.

Location: North Plaza
Oklahoma State Capitol

Description: OSHA's Oklahoma Area Office Director David Bates will deliver remarks at a candlelight vigil being hosted by the Oklahoma AFL-CIO and United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities. This event is in honor of workers who died on the job last year in Oklahoma.


Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m

Location: Mexican Consulate, Little Rock, AR

Description: OSHA area office staff will discuss the significance of Workers' Memorial Day; distribute educational resources on the National Safety Stand-down to prevent falls in construction, fall protection, heat stress, landscaping safety, among others; and examine how to file a complaint with OSHA.


Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Cameron Valve Company, Little Rock, AR

Description: An instructor from the OSHA Training Institute Education Center University of Texas at Arlington will conduct a free seminar on fall hazard awareness for the construction industry.


Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Northwest Arkansas Worker Justice Center, Springdale, AR

Description: OSHA staff will participate in a candlelight vigil for workers who have died on the job from January 2013 to April 2014 in Arkansas. OSHA's mission and the meaning of Workers' Memorial Day will be discussed.


Event: Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry Seminar

Date: April 29, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Mid-South OTI Education Center
10099 N. Reiger Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-4559

Description: In honor of Workers' Memorial Day, the REGION VI Mid-South OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering this free seminar focused on the identification, evaluation, prevention, and control of fall hazards in the construction industry.


Event: Understanding OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Space Standard Seminar

Date: April 30, 2014

Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Mid-South OTI Education Center
10099 N. Reiger Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-4559

Description: In honor of Workers' Memorial Day, the REGION VI Mid-South OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering this free seminar focused on the requirements of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Space Standard.


Dallas Area Office

Event: "OSHA 10-hour Marathon" Safety Training

Date: May 3, 2014

Time: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Location: Richland College - Garland Campus
675 W. Walnut Street
Garland, TX 75040

Description: In honor and remembrance of all construction workers who lost their lives on construction jobsites, OSHA's REGION VI Office, the Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas, Texas Engineering Extension Services, and DCCCD Richland College Garland Campus will be co-hosting the "OSHA 10-hour Marathon" Safety Training. This program is designed for construction workers, foremen, jobsite superintendents, project managers, and anyone involved in the construction industry. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-hour construction outreach card on the same day.


El Paso Area Office

Event: Proclamation with Mayor and El Paso City Council

Date: April 22, 2014

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: El Paso City Hall

Description: OSHA El Paso Area Office Acting Director Diego Alvarado will receive a proclamation from the mayor and El Paso City Council and deliver remarks on Workers' Memorial Day and OSHA statistics.


Event: OSHA Education Center at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Free Safety Training Courses

Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: See chart below.

Description: In honor of Workers' Memorial Day, UTA is offering free safety training classes throughout REGION VI.

Course
Location
OSHA 7415 - Construction Industry Hazards and Prevention Strategies Arlington, TX
OSHA 7405 - Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry* Arlington, TX
OSHA 7300 - Understanding OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Space Standard* Austin, TX
OSHA 7500 - Introduction to Safety and Health Management* North Houston, TX
OSHA 7205 - Health Hazard Awareness* South Houston, TX
OSHA 7100 - Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding* Corpus Christi, TX
OSHA 7205 - Health Hazard Awareness* Port Lavaca, TX
OSHA 7405 - Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry* San Antonio, TX
OSHA 7115 - Lockout/Tagout* El Paso, TX
OSHA 7405 - Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry* Albuquerque, NM
OSHA 7505 - Introduction to Accident Investigation* Oklahoma City, OK
OSHA 7405 - Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry* Little Rock, AR
OSHA 7405 - Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry* New Orleans, LA
OSHA 7510 - Introduction to OSHA for Small Business* Lake Charles, LA
OSHA 7200 - Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities* Lafayette, LA
OSHA 7405 - Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry* Shreveport, LA
OSHA 7405 - Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry* Baton Rouge, LA

*Course counts towards the new Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals Certificate Program


Houston North Area Office

Date: April 28, 2014

Time: TBD

Location: Communication Workers of America (CWA) Hall

Description: At this Workers' Memorial Day event honoring Houston workers who lost their lives in 2013, OSHA's Houston North Area Office officials will serve on a panel to address questions, provide compliance assistance and distribute OSHA's educational resources.


San Antonio Area Office

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Location: Samuel Gompers Statue
(across from the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center)
San Antonio, TX

Description: OSHA's San Antonio Area Office Director Kelly Knighton will speak at a Workers' Memorial Day event honoring those who have died on the job.


Event: Hispanic Contractors Association de San Antonio OSHA 10-hour Construction Class (English/Spanish)

Date: May 23, 2014

Time: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Alamo Community College District
8300 Pat Booker Road
San Antonio, Texas

Description: OSHA's compliance assistance specialist (CAS) will conduct the opening of this training class. The CAS will distribute OSHA's educational resources on fall protection and will be available throughout the day to address questions.


For more information on these events, contact OSHA's Region 6 Office at (972) 850-4145.

REGION SEVEN (IA, KS, MO, NE)

Date: April 24, 2014

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: IAM - Machinist Hall OSHA
3830 S. Meridian
Wichita, Kansas

Description: OSHA's Wichita Area Office staff, including the acting area director, will participate in a Workers' Memorial Day ceremony honoring Kansas workers who lost their lives on the job. Participants will also renew their commitment to the fight for good, safe jobs.


Date: April 25, 2014

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Iowa Workforce Development
1000 East Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA

Description: An Iowa OSHA ceremony will be held to honor and remember Iowans who, in the past year, have died in Iowa's workplaces and serving in our military.


Date: April 25, 2013

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: SRC Holdings Corporation
531 S. Union Ave
Springfield, MO 65802

Description: OSHA's Kansas City Area Office Director Barbara Theriot will deliver remarks at a Workers' Memorial Day event hosted by OSHA's REGION VII Office, OSHA Kansas City Area Office and SRC Holdings Corp. to recognize workers who have died on the job. The event features a reading of proclamations by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, and Springfield, Mo., Mayor Robert Stephens. It will also feature a video tribute to workplace fatality victims.


Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 10 a.m. - noon

Location: The Builders' Association Education and Training Center
105 West 12th Avenue
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Description: OSHA's Acting REGION VII Administrator Marcia Drumm will deliver remarks at a Workers' Memorial Day event hosted by OSHA's REGION VII Office, OSHA Kansas City Area Office, Missouri Division of Labor Standards, and The Builders' Association. The event will feature a video tribute to workers who have died on the job, and the reading of proclamations by Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Alicia G. Kerbek Palma, consul titular of the Consulate of Mexico, Kansas City, and Pat "Duke" Dujakovich, president of the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO, will also deliver remarks.


Event: Nebraska's 3rd Annual Free Safety Expo

Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: IBEW Local 265 Hal
l 6200 S, 14th Street
Lincoln, NE

Description: OSHA REGIONal staff will present an OSHA update and statistics on the high percentage of struck by fatalities in the REGION, and provide outreach materials such as fact sheets, brochures and posters.


Event: Nebraska's 5th Annual Workers' Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil

Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Stairs of the State Capitol (Northside)
1445 K Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

Description: OSHA's Senior Policy Advisor Deborah Berkowitz, OSHA's Omaha Area Office Director Bonita Winingham, along with Tonya Ford of United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities, Nebraska's U.S. congressional delegation representative(s) and a Nebraska AFL-CIO representative, will speak at this event to honor the men and women injured or killed due to preventable work-related incidents. Families of victims will also speak. The event will close with the reading of victims' names, a rose presented to each family member, a moment of silence, lighting of candles, and the playing of Taps.


For more information on these events, contact OSHA's Region 7 Office at (816) 283-8745.

REGION EIGHT (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)

Date: April 22, 2014

Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Location: Red Rocks Community College
13300 West 6th Avenue, West Building
Lakewood, CO

Description: OSHA's REGION VIII Office will host a memorial ceremony to honor workers who died on the job.


For more information on this event, contact OSHA's Region 8 Office at (720) 264-6550.

REGION NINE (AZ, CA, HI, NV, and American Samoa, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands)

Event: Workers' Memorial Day Kick-off

Date: April 25, 2014

Time: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Location: Michael Chavez Center
2699 Monument Blvd.
Concord, CA

Description: OSHA's Oakland Area Office is working with the Michael Chavez Center, Monument Community Partnership to organize a pre-Workers' Memorial Day kick-off event. This program will include educational and training programs for day labor, migrant, and young Latino workers in Contra Costa County, Calif., and surrounding communities. OSHA plans to work with the Center to develop outreach and educational strategies for vulnerable workers to help prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Workers will receive training on fall protection, heat illness prevention, and occupational safety and health laws, including worker rights and employer responsibilities. The Wage and Hour Division, EEOC, San Francisco Job Corps, San Francisco Mexican Consulate, and various other community groups have also been invited to participate and share information at this educational and outreach event.


Date: April 28, 2014

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Todos Santos Plaza Town Square, Concord, CA

Description: OSHA's Region 9 Office staff will conduct outreach and distribute educational resources at a Workers' Memorial Day Event being organized by the Contra-Costa Central Labor Council, the Napa-Solano Central Labor Council, Worksafe, and the Contra Costa and Napa-Solano Building and Construction Trade Councils. The event will feature family members and organizational representatives of victims from workplace incidents.


For more information on these events, contact OSHA's Region 9 Office at (415) 625-2547.

REGION TEN (AK, ID, OR, WA)

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Idaho Fallen Firefighter Memorial Park
I-Beam from the 911 Twin Towers
Boise, Idaho

Description: OSHA's Boise Area Office Director David Kearns will speak at an event honoring those who have suffered and died on the job. The ceremony will also focus on the renewal of efforts for safer workplaces.


Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Fallen Workers Memorial outside the Labor and Industries Building on the Capitol Mall in Salem, Oregon

Description: An Oregon OSHA ceremony will be held to honor and remember those who died in Oregon workplaces. The memorial service will feature the reading of the names of workers who died on the job in 2013. Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood and Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain will speak.


Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Time: 2 - 4 p.m.

Location: Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Tumwater, Wash., campus

Description: Washington OSHA will host a ceremony honoring those who have died in the previous year from job-related injuries or illnesses. Families of fallen workers attend the service, which includes remarks by representatives from L&I, labor organizations and the Washington business community; a reading of the names of the workers who died; and an outdoor portion in L&I's Worker Memorial Garden where relatives ring a bronze bell in memory of their loved ones.


For more information on these events, contact OSHA's Region 10 Office at (206) 757-6700.


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