Every 99 minutes, approximately one worker is killed or is unable to return home safely at the end of their workday. That’s 15 employees a day, 100 per week, and more than 5,200 a year – a daunting fact, but one that employers around the country will improve by adhering to occupational safety and health policies and regulations. Workers Memorial Day is observed annually on April 28 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the entire nation. The day remembers those who died on the job and respects the effect these horrific deaths have on relatives, coworkers, and neighborhoods. This year, we also remember that more than a year after the pandemic, ordinary important workers, many of whom are people of color and refugees, have put their lives in danger due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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