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Region 5


April 25, 2017

OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in Ohio
Renews commitment to making safety a priority

CLEVELAND - 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 on Friday, April 28.

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 Ohio, OSHA will honor those who have been injured or lost their lives in the workplace, helping to support and strengthen our nation at three events.

WHAT:
Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony at the International Chemical Workers
WHEN:
Friday, April 28, 2017
11 a.m. EDT
WHERE:
I.C.W. Union Council
1655 W. Market St.
Akron, OH
WHO:
Howard Ebert, area director, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Cleveland Area Office

WHAT:
Proclamation Presentation for Workers' Memorial Day at Gateway Plaza
WHEN:
Friday, April 28, 2017
5 p.m. EDT
WHERE:
Gateway Plaza
2301 Ontario St.
Cleveland, OH
WHO:
Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson
Ken Nishiyama Atha, regional administrator, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Chicago Regional Office

WHAT:
Parade for Workers' Memorial Day at Progressive Field.
First pitch by Ken Nishiyama Atha, regional administrator, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Chicago Regional Office
WHEN:
Friday, April 28, 2017
6 - 7 p.m. EDT
WHERE:
Progressive Field Left Gate
2401 Ontario St.
Cleveland, OH
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 Ohio workers return home safe and healthy at the end of every shift," said Ken Atha, regional administrator, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Chicago Regional 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: 17-510-CHI


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