April 25, 2017
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OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day
Renews commitment to making safety a priority
WASHINGTON - The 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.
At events nationwide, OSHA will honor those who have been injured or lost their lives in the workplace, helping to support and strengthen our nation.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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