International Workers Memorial Day

United States Department of Labor poster 
picturing Mary Harris Jones, 2010
International Workers Memorial Day is April 28 each year. The day of remembrance was initiated in the early 1980s in Canada and has become an international acknowledgement of workers killed, injured or made ill on the job.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledges the day: “On average, 16 workers in the United Statesdie each day from injuries sustained at work, and 134 are estimated to die from work-related diseases.”

In a press release, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis called for remembrance of those who suffer fatal injuries on the job and urged commitment to safe workplaces.

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® acknowledged the day, as did the U.S. Chemical Safety Board with mention of a husband lost in a metal dust explosion. 

Sentry Air Systems designs and manufactures simpler solutions for cleaner air. On this day, we extend our wishes for cleaner air in all workplaces.