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




usmef postcardUSMWF 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.



Working It


Jim Spencer


Death in the Trench
by Jim Morris
The Center for Public Integrity

Jim Spencer suffocated under a pile of dirt in Nebraska — a grim reminder of the weakness of America’s worker-safety law.

Click Here to Read Article

DanNicFaces Campaign

 It is true, a picture is worth a 1000 words. Our loved ones are not just another statistics. They are so much more than that.  Our pictures truly tell everyone that they were not just a work place death but someone left a family behind and were truly loved. 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.


JohnJohn Newquist

John retired from OSHA as Assistant Regional Administrator, he is a proud member of the US Navy Atlantic Intelligence Command with an Honorable Discharge and activist provides us once a month with a safety presentation.  John has also joined the USMWF Board and he produces monthly power point presentations



USMWF is always looking for Volunteers to help us gain awareness about workplace fatalities and injuries and offered support to family members across the United States. We have a wide rang of activities such as speaking, writing letters, helping with events, hosting events and much more. We already have some Wonderful Volunteers.   



April 28, 2018 is Workers' Memorial Day and this year USMWF would like to honor and remember our fallen workers in a special way. 

But, USMWF cannot do this without your help!

We are looking for multiple Sponsors to help us rent billboards  for one month being displayed in the following City/States.

Omaha, Nebraska;
Lincoln, Nebraska;
Scottsbluff, Nebraska;
Cadillac, Michigan;
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
Fort Worth, Texas;
Lexington, KY;
Akron, Indiana;
Las Vegas, Nevada;

Billboard Example
(Example of a Billboard)

Please contact Tonya Ford at 402.326.3107 for availability and more information on how you can sponsor a billboard near you.

Workplace Fatalities In The News


  • 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.
    – Nicole Holmes Boone
  • I lost my brother simply because fixing a dangerous boiler was in CVR's 5 year plan. Yet that boiler had been in operation since 1959. We lost a great man because they didn't want to spend the money to fix it. There should be no acceptable risk in the workplace. Russell Mann 1967-2012.
    – Genevia Mann-Haley
  • When I lost my son, Zach in 2013 I was contacted by Mr. Wally and told about USMWF. The people are wonderful and understand what you are going through. Through them I have talked to and stay in touch with other families and they help and I hope I help as well. Thank you all!
    – Linda Clanton McCardle
  • Still have problems with the reality. After this happened I knew from experience where the investigation was going and the "penalties" as well. I am grateful for the work USMWF does and how Tammy and crew have provided support. DCS
    – Donald Coit Smith
  • Special thank to Tammy for all the times you took to listen to me. Want to share with Brittany will be graduating from college on Thursday. One of many milestones in life - bittersweet moment that her dad is not her to see but happy that life goes on. Those taken too soon will always be remembered forever more with their footprints left on our hearts.
    – Sharon Nichols
  • I can never say enough about how wonderful this organization is and how much I admire Tammy and her staff for this deeply meaningful service. On behalf of the National Association of Safety Professionals and its thousands of members I salute the USMWF.
    – Tom Hardin, President NASP
  • If nothing else USMWF opened my eyes. Of course I knew people died on the job. What I didn't know until my husband Doug died and I joined the ranks is how many. I honestly had no idea. To also have someone who shared my outrage that the news of Doug's accident was somehow kept out of the papers and off the news. Shared in my frustration at how the employer can reduce the fines imposed by OSHA. And understood my anger about the number of times employers are permitted to appeal. It's nice to have someone who listens and understands. It still breaks my heart how the size of this group grows daily and the continued lack of regard for safety companies continue to have.
    – Tina Tout
  • USMWF has helped me get through a tough time. I lost my son's father/ex husband, and USMWF showed me that I wasn't alone. I love how every year they light up the page during Christmas to keep loved ones, lost in a work accident that could've been prevented, alive! I've also met some great people!
    – Michelle Dunn

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