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SOURCE California Department of Industrial Relations, Cal/OSHA
OAKLAND, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In keeping with the California Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) commitment to protecting workers' rights to a safe and healthy work environment, we strongly support Workers' Memorial Day 2014.
This internationally recognized day of remembrance is dedicated to workers who have suffered and lost their lives on the job and reflect on opportunity to rededicate ourselves each year to the ongoing struggle for workers' rights.
"DIR observes Workers' Memorial Day every April 28th to honor those who have given up their lives as well those who have contributed to California's legacy of protecting workers rights, and to renew our efforts to ensure safe workplaces," said DIR Director Christine Baker. "While the types and number of jobs will change over time, there will always be a compelling need to protect worker well-being."
"It is important that we truly honor the memory of workers who are no longer with us and pay tribute by making a safe and healthy workplace a reality for all" said Juliann Sum, Acting Chief of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA).
Cal/OSHA was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 to enforce effective standards, assist and encourage employers to maintain safe and healthful working conditions, and to provide for enforcement, research, information, education and training in the field of occupational safety and health.
Cal/OSHA was the first in the nation to adopt an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) standard in 1991, requiring that all employers have effective safety and health programs tailored to their own workplaces. It was also the first to enact heat illness prevention regulations in 2005 with specific high heat regulations for five occupations in 2011.
Recent Cal/OSHA initiatives include:
For assistance from the Cal/OSHA Consultation Unit-a free service-employers can call (800) 963-9424. Additional information is available on the Cal/OSHA Consultation Services website.
Employees with work-related questions or complaints may call the toll-free California Workers' Information Line at (866) 924-9757 for recorded information, in English and Spanish, on a variety of work-related topics.
For media inquiries, contact Erika Monterroza at (510) 286-1164 or Peter Melton at (510) 286-7046.
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