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Region 6


April 25, 2017

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

BATON ROUGE, La. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will recognize Workers' Memorial Day on April 28 by holding 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 in Louisiana who have been injured or lost their lives in the workplace, helping to support and strengthen our nation, during a Worker's Memorial Day observation program at 10 a.m. on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol.

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:

Chauntra Rideaux, 972-850-4710, rideaux.chauntra.d@dol.gov
Juan J. Rodríguez, 972-850-4709, rodriguez.juan@dol.gov

Release Number: 17-498-DAL


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