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Going to work shouldn't be a grave mistake!

Welcome to United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities

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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 received our postcard please visit our Family Welcome Page

Our Services


Mark Your Calendars

March 25-29: OSHA Grain Stand Up Week;

April 3:  Emergency Action Planning-High Angle Rescue Training
OSHA's Omaha Office, National Safety Council, Nebraska and Nebraska Grain and Feed Association;

April 28: Worker's Memorial Day, USMWF's Nebraska Workers' Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil

April 29: USMWF's Nebraska's Annual FREE Safety Training Event;

May 6-10: OSHA Fall Stand Down Week;

May 2019: USMWF's Beat the Heat Campaign


Grain Safety

With the support and funding of AgHealth Central States, Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) and the Public Welfare Foundation, USMWF has been able to gain awareness to work related incidents and created a presentation regarding Grain Safety. This grain presentation highlights agriculture incidents that forever impacted families across the U.S. due to agriculture incidents. We invite you to review and share this educational tool.

Faces Campaign

The "Faces Campaign" was launched January 1, 2009 and is intended to give workplace fatalities a face, gain awareness and educate workers, employees, organizations and our government.

For details on how to add your loved one visit here.


Beat The Heat

This May we invite you to join USMWF second Annual "Beat the Heat" campaign educating our workers of the dangers of working in hazardous heat. With your sponsorship we will distribute insulated waterbottles and fliers regarding heat illnesses and safety tips to working in the hazardous heats.

 Together we can save lives.

Sponsor a USMWF Workers' Memorial Day Billboard

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USMWF would like to continue to honor and remember our fallen workers this coming Workers' Memorial Day. 

This year we would like to continue our tradition by having billboards displayed across the U.S. honoring and remembering our fallen workers.  Gaining attention to such an important day and the 12-14 workers lost each day in the U.S.

We are looking for sponsors across the U.S. to help us rent billboards for one month (April 1- April 29, 2019) as it is our goal to display these billboards in cities across the U.S. and you can help make this a success. 

You can help today by...

1. Let's Find the Billboard: Contact Tonya Ford as we will find the locaton and costs of a billboard near you.

2. Sponsor The Billboard: You may complete your sponorship today by clicking below or sending your sponsorship to
USMWF Org Inc. 333 W. Chadderton Drive, Lincoln, NE 68521.

Thank you for your support.

USMWF's Worker's Memorial Day Events

 USMWF invites you to join us at this year's Workers' Memorial Day Events.

USMWF's Nebraska Candlelight Vigil

April 28, 2019- 7pm Nebraska State Capitol Building 1445 K St, Lincoln, Nebraska. A day to come together and honor the men and women that have been injured or killed in a preventable work related incident.

USMWF Family Dinner (Invite Only)

April 28, 2019-4pm Location: TBD. A complimentary dinner providing an opportunity for affected families to come together as a community to support one another in their loss.

USMWF's Nebraska's Annual FREE Safety Training

April 29, 2019 7:30am-4:30pm Location: , Lincoln, NE. A full day of educating our employers and employees on important safety issues and concerns to prevent workplace incidents.

This event is free and open to the public.

These events are FREE to the public thanks to the kind donation of many.  Please consider donating today and supporting our upcoming Worker's Memorial Day Events.

Thank you in advance for your time and support.

Workers' Memorial Day Events Happening Around the U.S.

Please email us at with information regarding the WMD event near you as we would be happy to share with our audience.

April 26, 2019 | 8:30 am | Philadelphia PA |
PHILAPOSH 31st Annual Workers' Memorial Day

April 27, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm-American Labor Museum

April 29-May 3, 2019 |  Safety Fest TN


Support a Worker This Upcoming
Nebraska's Annual Safety Training Conference



USMWF’s Nebraska’s Annual Safety Training Conference:
April 29 (7:30am-4:30pm) to April 30, 2019 (7:30am-1pm)
1409 Old Farm Rd, Lincoln, NE 68512-1805  

A full day of educating our workers on important safety issues and concerns to prevent workplace incidents. Our safety topics this year are as follows:

-Beat the Heat-Nebraska OSHA Representative;
-Core Elements of Safety Leadership-Jeff Funke, Area Director of OSHA, Omaha, NE;
-How to Communicate with Families of Fallen Workers-USMWF Family Members;
-Lessons from Our Fallen Workers-Steven Sallman of United Steel Workers;
-First Aid-Bryan Education

Registration for our Free First Aid training is open until April 1, 2019. 

This training event is free to the public because of the kind donations of many in our community.    

Upon completion of the First Aid course, Certifications are available to be purchased by individuals for $20.00. 

USMWF is still looking for sponsors to decrease the $20 certification fee.  If you are interested in sponsoring a worker today please click below.  Thank you in advance for your support.

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Families In The News

"A legislative bill aimed to help families who lose a loved one due to a work incident" - By Pierce Georlett on January 20, 2019

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"A Critical Protection for Plant and Factory Workers Is Eroding" - By Jeff Johnson on January 17, 2018

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


H.R.1074 - To amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for high gravity violations, to adjust penalties for inflation, to provide rights for victims or their family members, and for other purposes.

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Lost Workers Highlighted

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Patrick Bachtell, 31

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Cody Bragg, 23

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Jeff Burnham, 40

What People Say

  • 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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