Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. 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.
At Professional Labor Support, we want to remind you that your safety always comes first. Our mission every day is to send you home in a better or same healthy condition you come to work every day. You are our most valuable asset and without you we wouldn’t be able to do what we do today. We will always do our best to ensure your safety. Your safety is our greatest responsibility. If you ever feel like you are working in an unsafe environment, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. We will never compromise your safety for any job. We believe that there is no job or task worth the well-being of any worker.
Remember, working safe allows you to do those things you enjoy and be around the people you like. Make safety personal. Why? Because of everything you do outside of work. The best reason we have for following safety rules is waiting for us at home. We all have the opportunity to make a change. Safety is not an obstacle that gets in our way of everyday tasks. It is the one thing that ensures we are able to go home each day. We all have a choice. We can choose to WORK, or we can choose to WORK SAFE. Ask your family members which one they prefer, then make your choice.
“No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people.” -Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez