Welcome to USMWF

Because Going to Work Shouldn't Be a Grave Mistake!!

   
   

Faces Campaign

How many words does it take to peer into the eyes of tragedy or feel the heartache and pain that is set in motion after our loved one was lost?

The Faces Campaign is intended to give workplace fatalities a face, gain awareness and educate workers, employees, organizations and our government.

We invite you to add the face of your loved one that you lost due to a workplace incident. To learn more about how to add your loved one to the faces your loved one click here. We now have tributes by state here.


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Our Mending Hearts' Recipes
Memorable recipes: Cooking for the soul.

USMWF and bereaved families have been collecting recipes and would like to prepare a cookbook filled with their loved ones favorite recipes.

Each recipe will be accompanied by a family member’s thoughts on safety, healing, photographs, and a lasting memory. The goal of the cookbook is provide:

To find out how easy it is to do click here.

   

2014 Workers Memorial Day

For Workers Memorial Day Events held by Families and friends click here Just Like You!

The History of Workers Memorial Day

A day of mourning and remembrance of our lost loved ones. We reminisce and grieve for our loved ones throughout the year but we have some recognition and acknowledgement for the injured, ill and lost at work on April 28th. Canada adopted the “Day of Mourning” Bill C-223 in 1989 making them the first to observe a workers memorial day. After the Canadian movement the AFL-CIO as the national day adopted April 28th for Workers Memorial Day because it was the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration's anniversary date. Most recognize this day as an International Day of Mourning so as to acknowledge the injured along with the death of workers.

Worker Memorial Day events hosted by USMWF Families.

NEBRASKA - OKLAHOMA  - MICHIGAN


To find out where a memorial is near you visit http://www.workermemorialday.org/index.htm


Organizing A Workers Memorial In Your Area.

Look For A Workers Memorial In Your Area.
   

Get Involved & Stay Informed

Everything USMWF and the families do is to honor your loved one, to gain awareness and to give you support.

There are many ways you can get involved to find out how visit our Get Involved Page

Be the first of your friends to follow USMWF United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities.
USMWF Safety & Awarness Highlight

Visit Mark Catlins Historic Films on you tube.  Featuring films and film clips from the rich history of workplace and environmental health and safety that can be helpful in understanding today's issues. These are primarily from government and industrial films created before 2000 and most are in the public domain.


To view USMWF's video library click here.
To visit USMWF's slide shows library click here.


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Family Resources

Our Family Resource Pages are designed to help you in whatever stage of grief you may be in.  They include:

Attorneys, the Reading Corner (featuring a family members book), Scholarships, Workers Memorial Day hereThe Family Bill of rights (Coming soon the Updated Family Bill of Rights), Making Public Statements and Getting Information.


Message to the Bereaved:

   

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. Tammy Miser

Often people feel no one can relate to the tragedy of a workplace death and what you have been through. The grief and feelings of loneliness can be overwhelming.

It is important that you know you are not alone.

You are approximately one family out of 12-16 families a day in the United States that
found out your loved one was fatality injured in a preventable work-related incident.

There is nothing anyone can say or do to ease the pain of your loss.

The trauma involved is beyond the “normal” grieving process.

When a workplace tragedy occurs, there is a terrible sense of injustice, bewilderment, disbelief, sometimes anger – all combined with feelings of horror, loss and pain. This is a confusing and causes conflicting arrays of emotions all while trying to “come to terms with” the fact a tragedy happened.

It is important for you to know your loved one is not forgotten – he/she is in the hearts and minds of many.

 



The Waiting List:

The Waiting List is a Multimedia story-telling project which tells the story of individuals waiting for organ transplants.