Workers Memorial Day 2012On Workers’ Memorial Day - April 28 - those who have been lost, disabled, injured, or sickened on the job will be remembered. It is also an occasion, says OSHA, to renew a commitment to protecting the health and safety of every worker.

Every year, nearly four million workers are injured or made sick at work, and more than four thousand die from preventable work-related injuries or illnesses.

Workers' Memorial Day also acknowledges the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities

OSHA's national and regional offices are planning various events on and near the day. Workers’ Memorial Day events will be updated on the events calendar over the coming weeks. For more information, visit the Workers' Memorial Day webpage or contact your regional OSHA office.

Other organizations will hold events as well.

Click here for the AFL-CIO Workers’ Memorial Day schedule.

Click here for information on international events.

April 28 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.