PO Box 23346
Lexington, KY, 40517
USMWF is a support group made up of empathetic families who have been there and understand the emotions and questions you may have regarding the loss of your family member. We know and understand the devastation which takes place in the mind, body and soul and we strive to help you and others from having to go through both the grieving process and investigative process alone.
It is important that you know you are not alone.
*If you have received our postcard please visit our Family Welcome Page
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SUMMER 2019: USMWF's Beat the Heat Campaign
SAFE & SOUND WEEK: August 12-18, 2019
Please email us your safety event or conference at a firstname.lastname@example.org
With the support and funding of AgHealth Central States, Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) and the Public Welfare Foundation, USMWF has been able to gain awareness to work related incidents and created a presentation regarding Grain Safety. This grain presentation highlights agriculture incidents that forever impacted families across the U.S. due to agriculture incidents. We invite you to review and share this educational tool.
The "Faces Campaign" was launched January 1, 2009 and is intended to give
workplace fatalities a face, gain awareness and educate workers, employees,
organizations and our government.
For details on how to add your loved one visit here.
USMWF wants to sincerely thank every organization, company, family and
individual that took the time to recognize April 28 as Workers' Memorial Day
to honor and remember our fallen workers.
Sadly each day there are approximately 14 workers lost due to a preventable work related incident, leaving thousands of family member victims behind to live with the everlasting pain and suffering after their loved one's tragic incident.
To know that people care and that our loved one's life is remember each year means so much to each of us. Thank you again for honoring our loved ones.
-USMWF Family Members
USMWF held the 10th Workers' Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil in Lincoln, NE bringing over 100s family members, Union Members, State Representatives and Members of our Community Together to honor and remember our fallen workers. This year, USMWF announced that USMWF have found a forever home to honor and remember their Nebraska Fallen Workers at the USMWF Nebraska Workers' Memorial Monument. Click Here to see the preliminary design and to support the monument today.
USMWF invites you to join our annual BEAT THE HEAT campaign. Last year
we were able distribute water bottles and informational tips and information
regarding heat related illnesses and injuries.
We need your help to continue educating the public of the importance of workplace safety when working in the hazardous heat this Summer.
Do you have water bottles that you would like to donate to USMWF to distribute to workers in your community this Summer. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information and to join our Beat the Heat campaign.
(Photograph by: David Y. Lee)
With the sponsorships of many USMWF each year invites
a group of family member victims to join us in Washington, DC to share
their loved one's incident with their Representatives and many other
important entities gaining attention to current issues and concerns in
The average cost per family member is approximately $1,200.00. We have added several sponsorship options, every little bit helps the families fight the good fight, gaining awareness to workplace safety and turning something so negative into something positive.
You can show your support by either a one time donation or year round with very little effort?
Every donation means so much.
We as family members of USMWF know and understand the importance of having fallen worker's name recognized in documents, reports, and articles. We strongly disagree with the decision of many investigating organization, that believe fallen worker names' should be eliminated in any recognitions in any investigation reports because it is considered inappropriate as it may appear to be blaming a company/someone for what happened that caused the work related incident.
The truth is that any organization that completes an investigation in regard to any work-related incident that took the lives of an individual worker(s) should respectfully acknowledge the lives that were tragically lost due to said incident. His/her name will not change the determination of the cause of said incident.
We know and understand firsthand the importance of every fallen workers’ name. A workers’ name to a family is NOT just that day, that moment, or that incident. Their name meant so much more and should not go unacknowledged.
USMWF and Families In The News"Every Day, Missouri Farmers Face Hazardous Work Conditions and Potential Injury"- By: Seth Bodine & Dylan Sherman & Kacen Bayless • Jun 3, 2019
"A legislative bill aimed to help families who lose a loved one due to a work incident" - By Pierce Georlett on January 20, 2019
"A Critical Protection for Plant and Factory Workers Is Eroding" - By Jeff Johnson on January 17, 2018
USMWF is always looking for Volunteers to help us gain awareness about workplace fatalities and injuries and offer support to family members across the United States. We have a wide range of activities such as speaking, writing letters, helping with events, hosting events and much more. We already have some Wonderful Volunteers.
H.R.1074 - To amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for high gravity violations, to adjust penalties for inflation, to provide rights for victims or their family members, and for other purposes.
As young children in preschool or even as a toddler we learn consequences. If a teacher does not do their best to keep the students in their class safe and learning parents and even state officials step in and change policies. Why is it as adults in a workplace our employers not made to keep their workers safe. They can be as simple as protective equipment or extensive training on regulations.