|Construction work on the ferry terminal on Lake Champlain|
Before OSHA was created, an estimated 14,000 workers were killed on the job per year. Though OSHA has been mostly successful in reducing the number job related deaths (job related deaths are down to 4,500 per year, however, there are over 50,000 who die from occupational diseases like asbestosis & silicosis) it is important to remember, there is still more we can do. These deaths are preventable! Now that Mr. R. Alexander Acosta has been confirmed as the new Labor Secretary, we will get a new OSHA director and find out the direction OSHA will take going forward.
Public events happen all over the country celebrating Worker's Memorial Day visit OSHA's website for more information.