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Workers’ Memorial Week Resources


Every year, the week of April 28, we observe Workers’ Memorial Week to remember those who have suffered and died on the job from workplace injuries and diseases. It is our opportunity to renew our efforts for safe workplaces and bring together workers, their families, community-based worker centers, unions, environmentalists, and other health and safety advocates in a unified effort to alert the public and the government to our outrage and our demands for action that leads to better workplace health and safety.

Four decades ago, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, promising every worker the right to a safe job.    COSH groups and our allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality—winning protections that have made jobs safer, saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented millions of workplace injuries and illnesses.

But our work is not done.    Many job hazards are unregulated and uncontrolled.    Some employers cut corners and violate the law, putting workers in serious danger and costing lives. Each year thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of their jobs.

Please click the links below for Workers’ Memorial Week information and resources.