Workers’ Memorial Day recognizes the men and women who have lost their lives while on the job. According to the most recent data available, 5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016. That’s 99 people gone in a week, or 14 lost each day.
Workers have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment. A career or job should not result in the loss of a life. Recognized internationally every year on April 28, Workers’ Memorial Day events take place across the world. If you’re in the U.S., the AFL-CIO website has a handy Event Locator on the Action Network website.
We’ve put together a short playlist highlighting videos on Workers’ Memorial Day that we have created here at SCT, and a few videos from around the world about the importance of recognizing workplace safety.
Workers’ Memorial Day Playlist