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OSHA Statement
April 28, 2005
Contact: Bill Wright
Phone: (202) 693-1999


Statement by Jonathan L. Snare,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA
On Worker Memorial Day 2005

WASHINGTON -- Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Jonathan L. Snare today released the following statement regarding Worker Memorial Day, April 28, 2005:

"On this Worker Memorial Day we remember and pay tribute to those who have died in pursuit of their livelihoods. We honor their memories and rededicate ourselves to our purpose: to foster safer and more healthful workplaces for all workers in America.

"The dedicated men and women of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration pause to reflect on their mission and its meaning for the well-being of our Nation. Those who enforce workplace standards, together with those engaged in outreach and compliance assistance, and all of OSHA's myriad tasks, today renew their efforts to ensure that all American workers return safely each day to their homes and loved ones.

"We continue to move steadily towards this goal, as rates of injuries, illnesses and fatalities on the job decline in most industries and occupations. Yet, we cannot be satisfied until all workers and all workplaces share in this progress.

"Today, we remember those workers who have passed; but, we also renew our commitment to work hard every day to prevent workplace loss of life. We remain steadfast in our mission to bring every worker home safe and healthy every day-our nation's workers and their families deserve no less."


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