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WHEREAS, the residents of Nevada value safe and healthful workplaces for all citizens; and

WHEREAS, the majority of workplace injuries and fatalities are preventable, however more than 4,600 workers die each year from job-related injuries, and millions more suffer occupational injuries and illnesses; and

WHEREAS, businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs tied to occupational injuries, healthcare and illnesses and the intangible costs of losing a loved one, friend or co-worker; and

WHEREAS, safer organizations enjoy increased productivity, higher employee satisfaction and a better reputation, while recording less lost time, and lower workers’ compensation and healthcare costs; and

WHEREAS, on May 9, 2018 occupational safety and health professionals will be recognized on Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day for their commitment to protect people, property and the environment at work in their communities; and

WHEREAS, Occupational Safety and Health Week is an opportunity to encourage all industries, organizations, community leaders, employers and employees to support activities designed to increase awareness of the importance of safe workplaces for all;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  the week of May 6 - 12, 2018 as

 Occupational Safety and Health Week in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske