Welcome to USMWF

Because going to work shouldn't be a grave mistake!



USMWF offers support, guidance and resources to those affected by preventable work-related deaths or serious injuries.

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.

***Please know we are currently working on updating our site and ask that you keep checking back with us as we are excited to show you our changes and updates.
Thank you for your understanding during this time and please let us know if you have any questions. ***


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We can't wait to see your pictures!!!

Challenge someone and if they don’t join in on the movement?

Request your challenger to make a $50 donation to help USMWF purchase safety equipment to be donated to courses in high schools across the United States.

 Join USMWF in the Movement to gain awareness about workplace safety.

#‎letsworktogether to bring our family members home;

#letsworktogether to be safe at work;

#letsworktogether to education our children;

#letsworktogether to have 0 fatalities;

#letsworktogether to build our Nation;

Let’s join together in this campaign for the goal of all workers to go home at the end of their shift.

We challenge you to join our movement and bring the gift of safety and ultimately the gift of life by taking a picture of you, co-workers, friends and/or family in support of workplace safety.

Your picture can be you showing how you are safe at work and/or how you support safety in the workplace.


Sheri Face Campaign Image

It is true, a picture is worth a 1000 words.

Our loved ones are not just another statistics. They are so much more and our loved ones pictures truly tell everyone that they were not just a worker that was fatally injured but someone truly loved that had a family left behind.

Would you like to honor and share your loved one by adding a picture to our Faces Campaign that is seen by many across the United States on our website, social media, posters, mailouts, and at conferences in which we attend?  You can do so by visiting this page.

Doug Sweeney


We invite you to go our left side bar and click the Tributes option and search our current tributes by alphabetical order.  We invite you to go our left side bar and click the Tributes option and search our current tributes by alphabetical order.

Lillicrap family

Photos taken by David Y. Lee


"Blue Collar Advocates"

Blue Collar Example

USMWF's is introducing their new weekly newsletter that will touch on current headlines, events, articles, and important topics and information in hopes to make additional awareness to work safety and honor those that we have lost due to work related injuries.
March 27, 2015.............View
April 3, 2015................ View
April 10, 2015...............View
April 17, 2015...............View
May 1, 2015.................View
May 15, 2015...............View
June 12, 2015...............View
June 19, 2015...............View
June 26, 2015...............View
John Newquist's Presentations


This months power point presentation
PDF Construction PDF
General Industry

Past power point presentations. 


About John Newquist:
Retired OSHA Assistant Regional Administrator, proud member of the US Navy Atlantic Intelligence Command with an Honorable Discharge and activist provides us once a month with a safety presentation.


Your call or email is very important to us and we want to offer you support and guidance during these trying times.
Please know we will respond to you within 24 hours, during regular business hours. (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. EST.)

Please know that all email corresponde is completely confidential.


USMWF's Main Office: 1-859-266-5646

Monday to Friday-
 8:00am to 5:00pm (EST)



2837 Yellowstone PKWY
Lexington, KY 40517



Please know that USMWF is a non-profit organization that offers support and guidance to families that have lost loved ones due to preventable work related.

We are able to reach out to many families across the United States and offer them support because of the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and donations from individual donors, along with grants from the Public Welfare Foundation.

Click Here to Donate Today!!
Thank you in advance for your donation as it truly means a lot.


You are not alone. Follow us on Facebook and find others that understand your loss. USMWF believes that families who have a loss, need to be acknowledged. Families and their losses are not a number or a statistic. We provide support, awareness, tributes, memorials, and resources to families.
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Click Here for USMWF's Weekly Toll
*USMWF is very proud of our family members and the support they offer each other through the good and the bad times that life throws our way.  We have created a Facebook page open to only family members that have lost a loved one due to a preventable work realted incident. This is a page that you can go to and reach out to others to help you through your grief process and/or a place you can go to just to talk about all blessings you have in your life.

If you are a family member and are interested in joining our amazing support page please email us at support@usmwf.org for information how to join our Facebook USMWF family.



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We gave you the weekend!




(Tess Pederson lost her
son Bradley.)


"I get comfort in knowing
you're there for us all.
Blessings, Tess Pederson."



Bradley B. Pederson, 35


Bradley B. Pederson, 35 Bradley was killed in June 2010 while at work. He died in a truck roll over.


This photo was sent in by his mother Tess Pederson.

----My 35 yr. old son Brad was killed 2 months ago in an truck rollover accident while on the job. He was hauling wood chips and debris cleanup from a logging project. He was a very wonderful man and loved his family and is so loved and admired and I really want to let others know. Bradley was married and had 2 children View more about Brad here.


~ 6/1/1975 - 6/22/2010~








USMWF is always looking for Volunteers to help us make awareness to workplace fatalities and injuries and offering support to family members across the United States.

Click Here to see how you can volunteer.