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A Round-Up of Workers Memorial Day Coverage

UPDATE (May 1, 2012): More than a few people took the time to forward us additional links to coverage of Workers Memorial Day events from around the country. We've updated our round-up, below, to include these additions.

Mike Florio

Workplace Fatalities: A Family's Perspective

Family members who have lost loved ones to workplace tragedies rally in front of the US Chamber of Commerce.A couple of days ago, family members of people who had been killed on the job attended a

12 Workers Are Killed On The Job Every Day In Our Country

This crossed our desk recently, and it's well worth printing here. Our thanks to the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO for sending it to us.

Workers Memorial Day posterWorkers' Memorial Day Events Across The Nation Call For Job Safety Protections

Taking the Fight for Workplace Safety to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce logo.Every year, right around 5,000 Americans go to work in the morning, just like they always do, expecting to come home at night.

But they don't.

Give a Kid a Video Camera ...

2012 Oregon Teen Workplace Safety PSA Contest Winners.Give a kid a video camera and who knows?

Our Mission

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is dedicated to promoting safe and healthy working conditions for all working people through organizing and advocacy. Our belief that almost all work-related deaths and serious injuries and illnesses are preventable motivates us to encourage workers to take action to protect their safety and health, promote protection from retaliation under job safety laws, and provide quality information and training about hazards on the job and workers’ rights.

And yet, the OMB Can't Seem to Figure it Out!

Ask the OMB why the agency hasn't finished reviewing a proposed silica standard, more than a year after taking the matter into consideration, and you'll probably get some mealy-mouthed answer about how these things take time, etc., etc..

But the fact is, it comes down to politics and this is, after all, an election year.

Finally, perhaps some justice for victims of the Massey mine disaster

Image of Massey Energy logo.On April 29, 2010, a massive explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia killed 29 men. It was the largest mine disaster this country has seen since 1970.

Independent Report Says Massey at Fault for Deadly Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion

Here's a summary of the first independent report on the deadly Massey Mine tragedy.

First Independent Report on Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion Expected Thursday

The results of the first independent investigation into the cause of the massive explosion at Massey's Upper Big Branch Mine that killed 29 miners on April 5, 2010, is expected to be publicly released on Thursday after it is shared with members of the victims' families.