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The 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.

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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



Mark Your Calendars!


The heat is up and our workers are being injured.  Let's work together and prevent another loss due to the hazardous heat. With the assistance from OHS Solutions we will donate bottle water, a reuseable bottle, along with a card listing safety tips and symptoms of heat stress.

Click here to help and see how you can sponsor our Beat the Heat Campaign.


Lost Workers Highlighted

Forever Remembered

Jim Spencer

In The News..

USMWF is so very proud of family members Cindy Hess, Cheryl Spencer and Jesus Garcia for gaining awareness trench safety.  Keep up your great work!!

Families find few answers to “why?”-Equipment World: By: Marcia Gruver Doyle

“They weren’t trained properly”-
Equipment World: By: Marcia Gruver Doyle

“What were they blocking out?”- Equipment World: By: Marcia Gruver Doyle

“There is nothing we could do” - Equipment World: By: Marcia Gruver Doyle
"Organization aids family members of those killed on job"-News and Tribune.
by: Chris Morgan

USMWF is so very proud of family member Karen Burkhalter for gaining awareness to safety in the workzone.  Keep up your great work!!

"Woman spearheads efforts on improving workzone safety."

"Calumet Co. widow shares message on Highway Workzone Awareness Week."

"Widow shares mesage for Highway Work Zone Safety Awareness Week."


Patrick Bachtell, 31

Jim Spencer

Faces Campaign

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, mail outs, and at conferences in which we attend? You can do so by visiting this page.


Cody Bragg, 23


Supporting USMWF

USMWF invites you to STAND STRONG and BRAVE together.

Support USMWF with a purchase from Bravelets, 25% of your purchase will be donated to USMWF.

Your support will help USMWF strive to support, honor, prevent and educateour community of workplace safety.

We know and understand the devastationwhich takes place inthe mind, body and sould and we help family member victims from having to go through both the greiving process and investigative process alone.

Going to Work Should Not Be A Grave Mistake and together we can make a difference.



Jeff Burnham, 40



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. 

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Workplace Fatalities In The News


  • 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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