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Region 7


April 25, 2017

OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in Wichita, Kansas
Renews commitment to making safety a priority

WICHITA, Kan. - 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.

In Kansas, OSHA will honor those who have been injured or lost their lives in the workplace, helping to support and strengthen our nation during an annual dinner hosted by the Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 27, 2017
6 p.m. CDT
WHERE:
IAM - Machinist Hall
3830 S. Meridian
Wichita, KS
WHO:
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita Area Office
Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
WHAT:
Annual dinner to remember Kansas workers who have lost their lives on the job.
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 Kansas workers return home safe and healthy at the end of every shift," said Ryan Hodge, OSHA's Acting Area Director in Wichita.

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 http://www.osha.gov.

Media Contacts:

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

Release Number: 17-511-KAN


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