Workers Memorial Day, 2015, 24775-24778 [2015-10325]

Download as PDF Vol. 80 Thursday, No. 83 April 30, 2015 Part IV The President tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9260—Workers Memorial Day, 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:58 Apr 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\30APD0.SGM 30APD0 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:58 Apr 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\30APD0.SGM 30APD0 24777 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 83 Thursday, April 30, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9260 of April 27, 2015 The President Workers Memorial Day, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across the United States, as dedicated Americans clock in at factories, walk onto construction sites, put on their hospital uniforms, and report to do the daily work that drives our Nation’s progress, they give meaning to the simple yet profound belief that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead. However, each year millions of people have their shifts cut short by work-related injuries and illnesses, and on average, 12 Americans lose their lives on the job every day. On Workers Memorial Day, we honor those we have lost and recommit to improving conditions for all who work hard to provide for their families and contribute to our country. Throughout our history, the American worker has labored not only to erect buildings and cities, but also to raise the standards of our Nation’s workplaces. Through protests and picket lines, by organizing and raising their voices together, workers have won small and large victories that have pushed our country closer to ensuring safer and healthier jobs for all. Over 40 years ago, the right to a safe workplace was written into law with the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Since then, job-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses have decreased; but there is more progress to be made, and we cannot grow complacent in the fight for better working conditions. My Administration continues to bolster workers’ rights with millions of dollars in funding targeted at inspecting hazardous workplaces and helping employers understand and comply with safety and health regulations. Additionally, to ensure companies receiving taxpayer money maintain a safe workplace, last year I signed an Executive Order to crack down on Federal contractors who put workers’ safety and pay at risk. By creating incentives for better compliance and a process for contractors to follow basic workplace protection laws, we are sending a strong message throughout the economy: if you want to do business with the United States, you must respect our workers. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 American laborers form the backbone of our economy—but our economic growth should never come at the cost of their safety or well-being. Those who work every day to put food on the table, provide for their families, or care for their fellow citizens should know their country has their back. Today, as we remember women and men taken from us too soon, we remind ourselves that even one life lost to a preventable job-related incident is one too many, and we focus our efforts on creating a world where success at the workplace is determined only by the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 28, 2015, as Workers Memorial Day. I call upon all Americans to participate in ceremonies and activities in memory of those killed or injured due to unsafe working conditions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:58 Apr 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30APD0.SGM 30APD0 24778 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 83 / Thursday, April 30, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2015–10325 Filed 4–29–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:58 Apr 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30APD0.SGM 30APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 83 (Thursday, April 30, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10325]



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Vol. 80

Thursday,

No. 83

April 30, 2015

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9260--Workers Memorial Day, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 83 / Thursday, April 30, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9260 of April 27, 2015

                
Workers Memorial Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Across the United States, as dedicated Americans clock 
                in at factories, walk onto construction sites, put on 
                their hospital uniforms, and report to do the daily 
                work that drives our Nation's progress, they give 
                meaning to the simple yet profound belief that if you 
                work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead. 
                However, each year millions of people have their shifts 
                cut short by work-related injuries and illnesses, and 
                on average, 12 Americans lose their lives on the job 
                every day. On Workers Memorial Day, we honor those we 
                have lost and recommit to improving conditions for all 
                who work hard to provide for their families and 
                contribute to our country.

                Throughout our history, the American worker has labored 
                not only to erect buildings and cities, but also to 
                raise the standards of our Nation's workplaces. Through 
                protests and picket lines, by organizing and raising 
                their voices together, workers have won small and large 
                victories that have pushed our country closer to 
                ensuring safer and healthier jobs for all. Over 40 
                years ago, the right to a safe workplace was written 
                into law with the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety 
                Act of 1969 and the Occupational Safety and Health Act 
                of 1970. Since then, job-related deaths, injuries, and 
                illnesses have decreased; but there is more progress to 
                be made, and we cannot grow complacent in the fight for 
                better working conditions.

                My Administration continues to bolster workers' rights 
                with millions of dollars in funding targeted at 
                inspecting hazardous workplaces and helping employers 
                understand and comply with safety and health 
                regulations. Additionally, to ensure companies 
                receiving taxpayer money maintain a safe workplace, 
                last year I signed an Executive Order to crack down on 
                Federal contractors who put workers' safety and pay at 
                risk. By creating incentives for better compliance and 
                a process for contractors to follow basic workplace 
                protection laws, we are sending a strong message 
                throughout the economy: if you want to do business with 
                the United States, you must respect our workers.

                American laborers form the backbone of our economy--but 
                our economic growth should never come at the cost of 
                their safety or well-being. Those who work every day to 
                put food on the table, provide for their families, or 
                care for their fellow citizens should know their 
                country has their back. Today, as we remember women and 
                men taken from us too soon, we remind ourselves that 
                even one life lost to a preventable job-related 
                incident is one too many, and we focus our efforts on 
                creating a world where success at the workplace is 
                determined only by the strength of our work ethic and 
                the scope of our dreams.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim April 28, 2015, as 
                Workers Memorial Day. I call upon all Americans to 
                participate in ceremonies and activities in memory of 
                those killed or injured due to unsafe working 
                conditions.

[[Page 24778]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-seventh day of April, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-10325
Filed 4-29-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5