In Commemoration of Workers Memorial Day
April 11, 2016
Join us for this year's service at 11:30 a.m.
April 28 on Seminary Place in New Brunswick to observe Workers Memorial Day, a day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.
On April 28 of each year we observe Workers Memorial Day. On this day we remember the workers that have lost their lives, were injured or became ill while at their jobs, and we gather to support the efforts of the organizations that work to provide safer conditions for everyone.
April 28 is the anniversary of the formation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible to provide safe workplaces for their workers. Organizations such as OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) play an important part in protecting workers.
These organizations work closely with other agencies and labor industries to establish safety regulations and guidelines. Workplaces today are much safer than before thanks to the hard work and commitment of organizations such as these.
As it has in the past, Middlesex County will recognize those who have been injured or killed on the job due to workplace hazards with a special service on Workers Memorial Day. The service also will focus on the importance and need for better health and safety conditions in the workplace.
Our national workforce plays an important part in our day-to-day lives and for many of us, in our own families. It is our responsibility to stand with them in their continued quest for a safer work environment.
That is why, it is with great passion, that I commemorate Workers Memorial Day each year and advocate for ongoing inspections and safety programs in the workplace. I encourage not only the County but everyone to do the same.