The NAACP Memphis Branch recognizes and observes Workers’ Memorial Day every year on April 28. This day is an opportunity 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.
We held a news conference today with PR Chair Latrivia Welch, Labor and Industry Chair Kermit Moore Jr, and Bailee Malone, granddaughter.
We continue to work towards workplace safety. visit our Facebook page: NAACP Memphis Branch to see the news conference.