Each year on April 28, Workers Memorial Day, the occupational safety and health community comes together to honor workers who have been injured or lost due to a workplace incident, illness or disease.  Youth in your classrooms and programs may already be working or will enter workplaces this summer or in the future. We invite you to join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in remembering and recognizing those we have lost or have been injured by taking time during the week of April 22 – 25, 2024 to educate youth about their rights and the importance of workplace safety.  For your consideration:

  • Participate in one or more virtual events April 22-25, 2024, that, should they be accessible in your classroom/facility, may be of interest:
    • A virtual OSHA awareness conference on Monday, April 22, including sessions on OSHA, MSHA, the complaint process, and the inspection process.
    • A virtual discussion on Tuesday, April 23, at 4:05 PM (ET) on “Teens Knowledge of Safety in the Workplace.”

There is no cost to participate. More information about all events is located here and registration is available here.

  • Consider facilitating a discussion about workplace hazards, rights, and protections:
    • Use this one-hour curriculum developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) called Safety Matters. Reach out to your local AIHA section or local OSHA Area Office for a safety and health professional in your area who could assist you in presenting these materials.
    • Provide and discuss resources on workplace rights and protections, including information on work hours and prohibited jobs for youth here and (information about workplace rights and protections here.
  • Showcase and share with OSHA on social media photos, discussions, or other activities, by tagging us @OSHA_DOL on LinkedIn or X (Twitter) or using the hashtag #WorkersMemorialDay.
  • Change your social media profile or banner picture as a way to showcase support of every worker coming home safe, using these special premade toolkits under the “Call to Action” button at the bottom of our webpage here.