April 28, 2006
Contact: Bill Wright
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA
On Worker Memorial Day 2006
WASHINGTON -- Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., today released the following statement on the occasion of Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2006:
"Workers Memorial Day is a day to remember those who lost their lives while working on the job. That loss extends beyond the immediate family; it impacts the very fabric and soul of our communities. While no words can ever heal the wounds of tremendous loss suffered by families in every corner of our nation, we too share the loss.
"The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has done much to improve safety and health in the United States. Many of our initiatives to reduce workplace fatalities are showing promising results. We remain committed to focusing our resources where they will have the most impact in assuring that every working woman and man returns home safe and healthy every day.
"Our OSHA family honors the memory of those who have died on the job -- and we honor them best with our continued pledge to help create and sustain safe and healthful work environments. I cannot think of a better way for this agency to marks its 35th year, than by beginning its 36th with that renewed commitment."
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