Workers' Memorial Day

Workers' Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.

Presidential Proclamation

National Office Activities

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis speaks during the Action Summit on Worker Safety and Health at East Los Angeles College, April 26, 2012 in Monterey Park, Calif. Photo/Susan Goldman.
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