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Region 5


April 25, 2017

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

PEORIA, 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 workers who have been injured or lost their lives in the workplace during a ceremony outside Peoria City Hall with a reading of the names of those lost on the job and remarks by local dignitaries.

WHEN:
Friday, April 28, 2017
5 p.m.
WHERE:
Peoria City Hall near Worker Memorial
419 Fulton St.
Peoria, IL
WHO:
Brian Bothast, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Peoria Area Office
WHAT:
Workers' Memorial Day
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 Brian Bothast of OSHA's Peoria Area Office.

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: 17-516-CHI


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