Remember Those We've Lost, Pledge to Work Safely - National Safety Council

Workers' Memorial Day is April 28

Remember Those We've Lost, Pledge to Work Safely

Preventable workplace deaths have increased five consecutive years. In recognition of Workers' Memorial Day April 28, please join NSC in remembering those who have died in preventable workplace incidents.

The Council urges Americans to take the Safe at Work Pledge to prioritize safety at work, and dedicate that pledge to those who have been killed in preventable workplace incidents.

Preventable workplace deaths totaled 4,572 in 2019. Since 2010, preventable work-related deaths have increased 17%, while the death rate per 100,000 workers has increased 3%.

Technology can be a solution to some of the safety issues in our workplaces. The Council received a grant from the Pittsburgh-based McElhattan Foundation to launch the Work to Zero initiative. Work to Zero will help educate employers about new technological safety advancements that promise to reduce and ultimately end workplace deaths by the year 2050.

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