Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Remember the dead - Fight for the living"

We feel this awareness in Nevada is a step in the right direction! Workers Memorial Day...
"Remember the dead - Fight for the living."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Andrew Stoddard   Wednesday, April 28, 2010   Phone: 202-225-3252   Titus Commemorates Workers Memorial Day
Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada's Third District spoke on the House floor this morning on Workers Memorial Day, which is commemorated every year on April 28. Below are her remarks as delivered. Click VIDEO here to watch Titus' speech.
"Today I join with people across the country to commemorate Workers Memorial Day, honoring workers killed, injured, or harmed at work. "Unfortunately,
workers in Nevada are all too aware of the dangers they face in the workplace. A number of deaths on the job in recent years led to Nevada being the first state in the country to undergo an in-depth review that highlighted the problems facing the state's OSHA program. This review made it clear to me that federal OSHA needs an additional option to work with states that are not meeting federal standards. Currently OSHA can only suggest improvements or completely take over the state's program. "That's why I introduced the Ensuring Worker Safety Act. This legislation aims to protect both workers and states' rights by giving federal OSHA additional tools to make sure that state OSHA plans, like Nevada's, are at least as effective as federal standards and enforcement. "The slogan of Workers Memorial Day is 'Remember the dead - Fight for the living.' That's what I intend to do in Congress."

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