PAINESVILLE, Ohio, April 27, 2023– At today’s Commissioner’s meeting, the Board of Lake County Commissioners proclaimed April 28, 2023, as Workers Memorial Day to mourn workers killed and injured on the job.
“On behalf of OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] I want to thank the Lake County Commissioner’s Office for their support and recognition of Workers Memorial Day on April 28, 2023. We continue to remember the workers who have lost their lives on the job. We also recommit to our shared mission of preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. Together, we can create a safer workplace for all workers,” said OSHA Area Director, Howard Eberts.
Private industry employers reported 2.6 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses, and close to 880,000 injury and illness cases were reported among state and local government workers. Work injuries involving transportation incidents were the most common fatal events in 2021, accounting for over 38.2% of deaths. Please click here to read the entire press release.