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
Raven Cole, 19
Scott Winkler, 50
Alex Pacas, 19
May 6-10: OSHA Fall Stand Down Week;
May 2019: USMWF's Beat the Heat Campaign
Please email us your safety event or conference at email@example.com
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 May.
Do you have water bottles that you would like to donate to USMWF to distribute to workers in your community this May. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to join our Beat the Heat campaign.
A special thank you goes out to all of our experts that joined the cause and came and trained at this year's USMWF's Nebraska's Safety Training Conference.
This year everyone became certified in First Aid and became educated on important safety topics, such as Core Elements of Safety Leadership, Stop the Bleed, Beat the Heat, Communicating With Family Member Victims of Fallen Workers and Workplace Violence
Mindi Jo Boettcher- NRP- Bryan Education;
Andra Buckley-Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator;
Jeff Funke, Area Director of OSHA, Omaha, NE;
Kristy Weddington, USMWF Family Member;
Tammy Miser, USMWF Founder and President;
Nicholas Senior, OSHA Representative , Omaha, NE;
Stash Dwornicki, Consultant, WSS Training- National Safety Council-Nebraska;
Thank you to all that joined us and made this year a great success and we hope that you learned a lot.
Mark your calendars now April 27-28, 2020.
Thank you IBEW Local 265 for allowing us to host our conference at your hall this year as your support truly means so much to USMWF.
Click Here to see all of our great photos from our training courses
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
Barry Sloan, 37
Hoyt Ferguson, 46
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.