CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) announced today that it will be joining national efforts to increase awareness about worker safety by observing Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28, 2022. DWS Director Robin Sessions Cooley, along with members of the DWS leadership team, will attend the Wyoming Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance at noon, Thursday, April 28, on the Wyoming State Capitol steps. Workers’ Memorial Day marks the day the Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed into law with the aim of providing every worker with a safe job.

DWS Director Robin Sessions Cooley says the agency places the highest priority on workplace safety. “DWS is committed to ensuring safe and healthful workplaces for all Wyoming workers,” she said. “Our OSHA program was one of the first launched in the nation, and our OSHA Consultation program helps employers proactively provide safe workplaces for their employees.”

DWS and Wyoming OSHA encourage employers around the state to contact the OSHA Consultation program for more information about supporting safe workplaces. More information about Workers’ Memorial Day, including how individuals and businesses can participate, may be found here.

Watch a short video on Workers’ Memorial Day below.