USA: USMWF to mark 28 April with conference and vigil

Read the message from United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities (USMWF) director Tonya Ford:

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I hope this message finds everyone well.

We wanted to reach out to everyone as we know there are many amazing Worker’s Memorial Day Events happening around the United States this month and we want to help also in getting the word out about each event to the public too.

We also want to make sure that our USMWF family members are aware of any events that may be happening near them so that they may be able to join and attend the event.

If you know of an event or are hosting an event near you please let us know as we will be happy to share with our family members, on our social media pages and on our website.

Also, we are pleased to invite you, other workers and other advocates to attend our upcoming Workers’ Memorial Day events that USMWF is hosting in Nebraska in memory and honor of our fallen workers as we strive to honor and remember our fallen workers, support our family member victims, educate our workers of workplace safety and prevent workplace incidents.

Workplace safety should always be a top priority because going to work should never be a grave mistake.  Part of USMWF’S mission from the very beginning was to provide information and resources; raise public awareness; transform workplace safety; promote family involvement; bring attention to the lasting effects of workplace injuries and deaths; and to personalize workplace fatalities.

With the help of many USMWF has hosted these events FREE for over seven years.  We are proud to offer top-notch training to the community covering some of the upmost workers’ safety issues and concerns.

USMWF’s Nebraska’s Annual Safety Training Conference: April 29 (7:30am-4:30pm) to April 30, 2019 (7:30am-12pm) at IBEW Local 265, 1409 Old Farm Rd, Lincoln, NE 68512-1805

A full day of educating our workers on important safety issues and concerns to prevent workplace incidents. Our safety topics this year are as follows:

  • Beat the Heat-Nebraska OSHA Representative;
  • Core Elements of Safety Leadership-Jeff Funke, Area Director of OSHA, Omaha, NE;
  • How to Communicate with Families of Fallen Workers- USMWF Family Members;
  • Lessons from Our Fallen Workers- Steve Sallman of United Steel Workers;
  • First Aid- Bryan Education;
  • Workplace Violence-National Safety Council, Nebraska;

Registration for our free training is open until April 5, 2019. This training event is free to the public because of the kind donations of many in our community. Upon completion of the course, Certifications are available for the First Aid course to be purchased by individuals for $20.00.  Register Today at www.usmwf.org Donations are greatly appreciated and welcomed.  

We also welcome you to join us at our upcoming USMWF’s Nebraska’s 10th Annual Candlelight Vigil on April 28, 2019 at 7pm Nebraska State Capitol Building, 1445 K St, Lincoln, Nebraska.  A time to come together as a community and honor the men and women that have been injured or killed in a work-related incident.

Please help us get the word out about our upcoming events and share with your co-workers, family members and friends. Together we can make a difference.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the undersigned if you have any questions.

Thank you all for your time and dedication to workplace safety.

Tonya Ford, Executive Director
USMWF.ORG, Inc (A 501 c3 non profit)

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Asia: ANROEV call for Action – International Workers Memorial Day, 28 April

Greetings from ANROEV secretariat!

International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD), 28 April 2019 is knocking at the door.

Every year IWMD observed on April 28 as a day of commemoration and action for workers those who killed, disabled, injured, intoxicated by chemical exposure or made unwell by lack of safety and health at work. It is a day to commemorate for those who died at work, fight for the rights of injured workers and to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities.

This day is also an opportunity for us to highlight the OSH awareness , demands and promotion of preventative safety culture.

This year the proposed theme of ANROEV for IWMD is: ʺRaising Voice to Ratify ILO Convention no. 155 (Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981)ʺ.

It will be appreciated if you could share us your organisation’s plan of action on 28 April.

Furthermore, we also request you to send us activities picture or produced materials (if any) after the event.

With best regards,

Coordinator

Global: Infografía – tipos de cáncer y causas relacionadas con el trabajo

El 28 de abril, Día de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores y Trabajadoras, nos organizaremos bajo el lema ““Tomar el control – eliminar sustancias peligrosas del lugar de trabajo”.

Este año nos centraremos en la campaña Cero Cáncer, publicando un nuevo póster que muestra los factores de riesgo de cáncer en el trabajo.

Infografía – Tipos de cáncer y causas relacionadas con el trabajo

Global: Infographie – Les cancers et leurs causes professionnelles

À l’occasion de la Journée internationale de commémoration des travailleuses et des travailleurs le 28 avril, nous nous organiserons sur le thème « Prendre le contrôle – éliminer les substances dangereuses du lieu de travail ».

Cette année, nous mettrons l’accent sur la campagne zéro cancer. Trouvez ci-dessous une nouvelle affiche présentant les facteurs de risque des cancers au travail.

Infographie – Les cancers et leurs causes professionnelles

Global: Reacción química – cartel

El 28 de abril, Día de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores y Trabajadoras, nos organizaremos bajo el lema ““Tomar el control – eliminar sustancias peligrosas del lugar de trabajo”.

Este año nos centraremos en la campaña Cero Cáncer, publicando un nuevo póster que muestra los factores de riesgo de cáncer en el trabajo.

La exposición a substancias peligrosas en el trabajo se sitúa en niveles históricamente altos, estando vinculada a un millón de muertes evitables cada año a nivel mundial.

Los sindicatos dicen a los empleadores negligentes que ya basta. Si nos exponen, también los expondremos.

Cartel – Reacción química PDF

Global: Chemical reaction – poster

On April 28th, International Workers’ Memorial Day, we will organise under the theme, Taking control – removing dangerous workplace substances from the workplace.

This year we will focus on Zero Cancer, with a new poster showing risk factors for cancers at work.

Deaths caused by hazardous substances at work are at an all-time high, linked to 1 million preventable deaths worldwide each year. Unions are telling negligent employers, no more. If you expose us, we will expose you.

Poster – Chemical Reaction PDF

Global: Réaction chimique – affiche

À l’occasion de la Journée internationale de commémoration des travailleuses et des travailleurs le 28 avril, nous nous organiserons sur le thème « Prendre le contrôle – éliminer les substances dangereuses du lieu de travail ».

Cette année, nous mettrons l’accent sur la campagne zéro cancer. Trouvez ci-dessous une nouvelle affiche présentant les facteurs de risque des cancers au travail.

La mortalité due aux substances dangereuses sur le lieu de travail n’a jamais été aussi élevée. Pourtant, un million de décès pourraient être évités chaque année.

Les syndicats avertissent les employeurs négligents. Assez ! Si vous nous exposez au danger, nous le ferons savoir.

Affiche – Réaction chimique

 

Canada: TV advert runs to mark 28 April in Nova Scotia

NS Federation of LabourThe Nova Scotia Federation of Labour – in partnership with the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, Threads of Life  and  Nova Scotia province – has produced a television advert  to mark the 28 April International Day of Mourning (featured below) . The Federation observed that “In 2018 there were 16 deaths in workplaces and several others died because of a workplace illness or disease. We continue to advocate for worker safety every day of the year.” MoreFacebook

Remember the dead, fight like hell for the living