Safety in the Workplace Week

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, in 2016, the state of Alabama reported 43 occupational-related fatalities; and
WHEREAS, in 2016, the state of Alabama reported thousands of injuries in the workplace, resulting in worker’s compensation and medical payments of more than $688 million; and
WHEREAS, Alabama employers and employees in the public sector, private industries and businesses recognize the need to safeguard from injuries in the workplace; and
WHEREAS, a safe and healthy workplace ensures the highest work environment possible; and
WHEREAS, this endeavor is worthy of our support and cooperation to reduce the toll of workplace injuries and deaths; and
WHEREAS, labor and industry within the state of Alabama seek to work together to promote workplace safety:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the week of August 28th through September 1st, 2017, as
Safety in the Workplace Week
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 1st day of August 2017.
Kay Ivey