April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day, observed annually on the date the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) took effect in 1971.
This day is dedicated to honoring all those who have suffered injuries or illnesses or even lost their lives. It is also a time to reflect on the importance of workplace safety, and redouble our efforts to ensure that everyone returns to their family safe and healthy at the end of the workday.
Here are a few ways that you can look out for the health and safety of yourself and others:
✓ Wear personal protective gear, like hard hats and safety goggles.
✓ Wear high-visibility gear or vests.
✓ Stay aware of your surroundings and speak up if you see safety hazards.
✕ Wear clothing that is loose, baggy, or ill-fitting.
✕ Let the site get too messy and cluttered with dust, debris, and loose nails.
Learn more about risk management, injury prevention, and up-to-date safety guidelines. If you have any concerns about safety at your job site, contact your union hall or shop steward.