Brothers and Sisters,
Fifty years ago today, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) went into effect, promising every worker the right to a safe job. The law was won because of the efforts of members of the labor movement, who organized for safer working conditions and urged action from elected officials.
April 28 is now known as Workers’ Memorial Day, and we take time to remember the Brothers and Sisters we lost because of workplace injuries and illnesses. We also reaffirm our commitment to safe and healthy workplaces — whether relating to COVID-19 or crane operation.
Ensuring that every Local 4 member and apprentice returns home safe and sound every day remains our top priority. Our Co-Safety Officers Peter Carpenter and Thomas McEvoy provide critical instruction to our membership and help us all stay abreast of the latest industry guidance. I encourage you to reach out to them with any safety questions that you may have and check that all of your certifications are up to date. You can view and sign up for upcoming courses at Local4Training.org.
Thank you for all you do. Together, we can take preventative measures and provide a safe workplace for all.