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
March 25-29: OSHA Grain Stand Up Week;
Emergency Action Planning-High Angle Rescue Training
OSHA's Omaha Office, National Safety Council, Nebraska and Nebraska Grain and Feed Association;
April 28: Worker's Memorial Day, USMWF's Nebraska Workers' Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil
April 29: USMWF's Nebraska's Annual FREE Safety Training Event;
May 6-10: OSHA Fall Stand Down Week;
May 2019: USMWF's Beat the Heat Campaign
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 invites you to join us at this year's Workers' Memorial Day Events.
USMWF's Nebraska Candlelight Vigil
April 28, 2019- 7pm Nebraska State Capitol Building 1445 K St, Lincoln, Nebraska. A day to come together and honor the men and women that have been injured or killed in a preventable work related incident.
USMWF Family Dinner (Invite Only)
April 28, 2019-4pm Location: Country Inn & Suites Hotel, 1301 W Bond Cir, Lincoln, NE 68521. A complimentary dinner providing an opportunity for affected families to come together as a community to support one another in their loss. Please RSVP by April 24 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
USMWF's Nebraska's Annual FREE Safety Training
April 29, 2019
Location: IBEW Local 265, 1409 Old Farm Road Lincoln, NE 68512.
A full day of educating our employers and employees on important safety issues and concerns to prevent workplace incidents.
This event is free and open to the public.
Workers' Memorial Day Events Happening Around the U.S.
Please email us at email@example.com with information regarding the WMD event near you as we would be happy to share with our audience.
USMWF’s Nebraska’s Annual Safety Training Conference:
April 29 (7:30am-4:30pm) to April 30, 2019 (7:30am-1pm)
1409 Old Farm Rd, Lincoln, NE 68512-1805
A full day of educating our workers on important safety issues and concerns to prevent workplace incidents. Our safety topics this year are as follows:
-Beat the Heat-Nebraska OSHA Representative;
-Core Elements of Safety Leadership-Jeff Funke, Area Director of OSHA, Omaha, NE;
-How to Communicate with Families of Fallen Workers-USMWF Family Members;
-Lessons from Our Fallen Workers-Steven Sallman of United Steel Workers;
-First Aid-Bryan Education
-Workplace Violence- National Safety Council-Nebraska
This training event is free to the public because of the kind donations of many in our community.
Upon completion of the course, Certifications are available to be purchased by individuals for $20.00.
USMWF is still looking for sponsors to decrease the $20 certification fee. If you are interested in sponsoring a worker today please click below. Thank you in advance for your support.
Families In The News
"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.
Patrick Bachtell, 31
Cody Bragg, 23
Jeff Burnham, 40
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.