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 recived our postcard please visit our
Family Welcome Page.
ASSE Family Scholarship Fund
The Family Scholarship Fund, open to spouses and children, will provide
college funding to minimize the financial impact of their loss while
encouraging continuing education. This will allow us to assist families in
achieving educational goals, crucial for long-term stability.
Click here to apply to the
Family Scholarship Fund
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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