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April 26, 2017 BOS 2017-034

OSHA Recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in New York

Renews commitment to making safety a priority

NEW YORK - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will recognize Workers' Memorial Day on April 28 at various events throughout the country, including New York.

American workers are the backbone of our nation's prosperity and a focal point of President Trump's "America First" agenda. With the recent increased growth in manufacturing, mining and construction industries, OSHA renews its commitment to making safety a priority through education, training and collaboration with American workers, businesses and state partners.

In New York, OSHA will honor those who have been injured or lost their lives in the workplace, helping to support and strengthen our nation, at the following events:

New York City
April 27 - 2 p.m.
Annual Memorial Mass in memory of all construction workers who died on the job this past year.
St. Patrick's Cathedral, 460 Fifth Ave.

White Plains 
April 27 - 5p.m.
Event honoring working men and women who were injured or died while working in the past year.
Renaissance Plaza, Mamaroneck Ave. & Main St.

April 28 - 10 a.m.
Workers' Memorial Day event held by the Cayuga County Labor Council, AFL-CIO. 
Hooper Park, 100 South Herman Ave.

Rockland County
April 28 - 10 a.m. 
Construction Career Day. A moment of silence will take place to remember the men and women who died while at work in the past year. 
Rockland Community College, 145 College Rd., Suffern.

April 28 - 5 p.m. 
Annual Workers' Memorial Day Event held by the Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. 
Highland Park, Workers' Memorial Day Monument, 180 Reservoir Ave.

April 28 - 7 p.m. 
Long Island Federation of Labor/NYCOSH sponsored Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony. 
New York State Office Building.

Orchard Park
April 29 - 10 a.m.
Annual Workers' Memorial Day Event held by the Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and the Buffalo Central Labor Council. 
Chestnut Ridge Park, Workers' Memorial, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd.

Niagara Falls
May 6 - 10 a.m. 
Annual Workers' Memorial Day Event held by the Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and the Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council. 
Reservoir Park Workers' Memorial, 5755 Military Rd.

For more information, visit OSHA's Workers' Memorial Day webpage. All local events are free and open to the public. You can also learn more about OSHA by visiting

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Media Contacts:

Ted Fitzgerald, 617-565-2075,
James C. Lally, 617-565-2074,

Release Number: 17-508-NEW

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