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Region 5


April 25, 2017

OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in Madison, Wisconsin
Renews commitment to making safety a priority

MADISON, Wis. - 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 and the Wisconsin State Building Trades will honor those workers who have been injured or lost their lives in the workplace during a "hard hat" processional and non-denominational service.

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
2 - 4 p.m.
WHERE:
Monona Terrace,
1 John Nolen Drive
Processional to St. Patrick's Church
404 East Main St.
Madison, WI
WHO:
Ann Grevenkamp, area director, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Madison Area Office
Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin
WHAT:
Hard hat processional and Workers Memorial Day non-denominational service.

WHEN:
Friday, April 28, 2017
Noon
WHERE:
State Capitol
2 East Main Street
Madison, WI
WHO:
Ann Grevenkamp, area director, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Madison Area Office
South Central Federation of Labor
WHAT:
Workers' Memorial Day news conference
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 Ann Grevenkamp, OSHA's Area Director in Madison.

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: 17-515-CHI


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