Each year, thousands of transportation workers are hurt or killed on the job. These women and men devote their lives to keeping our transportation system — the backbone of the U.S. economy — running, and they deserve far better.
This Tuesday, April 28 is Workers Memorial Day: a time to remember those workers who have died on the job. But it is also a crucial time for us to recommit ourselves to creating and implementing strong protections to ensure workers return home safely.
From the establishment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act to the maturation of transportation safety policies regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Congress and the federal government have taken important steps toward protecting workers from hazards and accidents on the job. But there still are far too many gaps for workers to fall through — gaps that sorely need filling.
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