In Honor of Workers’ Memorial Day, Pledge to Work Safely Each day, when we leave for work, we assume we will be coming back home. We have spouses, children, pets, friends, aging parents or significant others who rely on us remaining safe and healthy. Unfortunately, for 5,147 families in 2017 that wasn’t the case. Over the past decade, even as workplace injuries decline, the number of workplace fatalities has remained relatively flat, even increased in some years. The National Safety Council is calling on Americans to recognize Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28 by pledging to prioritize safety at work, as well as participate in a virtual candlelight vigil to remember workers who have died on the job.