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Region 5


April 25, 2017

OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in Rockford, Illinois
Renews commitment to making safety a priority

ROCKFORD, Ill. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will recognize Workers' Memorial Day by participating in various events throughout the country.

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.

OSHA will honor those who have been injured or lost their lives in the workplace, helping to support and strengthen our nation at a ceremony for family members, friends and co-workers of those who have lost their lives on the job in the Boone and Winnebago County areas.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5 p.m. CDT
WHERE:
E.J. "Zeke" Giorgi State of Illinois Building
200 S. Wyman St.
Rockford, IL
WHO:
Jacob Scott, area director, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Aurora Area Office
Rockford United Labor AFL-CIO
WHAT:
The Rockford United Labor Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony.
QUOTE:
"OSHA is committed to protecting workers on the job, and helping companies and employees develop effective safety and health programs. Together, we can ensure that workers return home safe and healthy at the end of every shift," said Jacob Scott, OSHA's Area Director in Aurora.

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 www.osha.gov.

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Media Contacts:

Scott Allen, 312-353-4727, allen.scott@dol.gov
Rhonda Burke, 312-353-6976, burke.rhonda@dol.gov

Release Number: 17-514-CHI


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