BROWZ Encourages Companies to Focus On Safety During Workers’ Memorial Day

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April 28 was dedicated as Workers’ Memorial Day by Barack Obama in 2012. BROWZ, the configurable supply chain assessment and compliance solutions expert is encouraging organizations to focus on safety during this national day of memorial for those who have been injured or lost their life in the workplace.

On Workers’ Memorial Day, we honor all who have perished, and we recommit to ensuring no worker ever has to choose between life and a paycheck. -Barack Obama

It has been two years since President Barack Obama proclaimed April 28 as Workers’ Memorial Day, a national memorial that has largely gone unrecognized. To commemorate the occasion and bring awareness, supply chain assessment and contractor management solutions expert, BROWZ LLC, is encouraging companies to remember those that have lost their lives or have been injured at work.

BROWZ CEO, Elaine Beitler said, “The best way for us to remember those who have been injured or lost their life in the workplace is to put in place safety procedures that prevent the senseless loss of human life. Workers have the right to a safe work environment, where employers look to protect those who work for them.”

To further this message and bring awareness, BROWZ has produced a short video dedicated to Workers’ Memorial Day.

During his 2012, Workers’ Memorial Day Proclamation, President Barack Obama said, “For centuries, American workers have called upon boundless drive and initiative to raise our cities, manufacture our goods, and build an economy that remains the engine and the envy of the world. Generations put their lives on the line to pursue prosperity, braving the hazards of the factory floor and the heat of the fields without protective equipment or the right to a safe workplace. Through the unbending conviction of workers, labor unions, and public health advocates, we secured that basic right over 40 years ago, helping protect Americans from death or injury. Yet, despite the progress we have made, it remains a deplorable fact that an average of 12 individuals die on the job every day. On Workers’ Memorial Day, we honor all who have perished, and we recommit to ensuring no worker ever has to choose between life and a paycheck.

Every year, more than 3 million Americans are injured on the job. Some will never fully recover; some will never come home at all. Tragically, many incidents occur due to preventable hazards that cast our Nation's most vulnerable workers into harm's way -- in the mine shaft, on the construction site, or at the factory. This is unacceptable, and as we reflect on the terrible burden these workers and their families have borne, we must do more to fulfill the promise of a safe workplace for all.”

Elaine Beitler, BROWZ CEO says, “We encourage companies everywhere to recognize this important day. Our company’s mission is to support our clients in delivering on that promise of a safe workplace for all. Our employees are committed to the work we perform because we want to improve the quality of the workplace all around the world.”

Beitler explains that the BROWZ supply chain assessment and contractor prequalification solution focuses on multiple workplace disciplines, but at the core is the management of workplace safety practices and collection of historical safety statistics. “Our clients are concerned about the historical performance of their supply chain, but they are even more concerned about what their suppliers are doing today to create a culture of safety and accountability. BROWZ collects historical data using our patented technology, but we also assist with onsite safety audits, safety program audits, online computer-based training, and much more. All of the information we collect is scored according to industry benchmarks enabling us to identify potential deficiencies so suppliers and contractors can make corrections to unsafe work behaviors and improve the quality of the workplace.”

ABOUT BROWZ LLC: BROWZ is the leading solution for comprehensive supply chain risk mitigation. Its fully configurable solution simplifies the exchange, verification, and maintenance of critical data between clients and their supply chain, while adapting to the clients unique business needs. Delivered as a software as a service (SaaS) solution, BROWZ functions as a central, web-based data repository for all supply chain prequalification and compliance information and is available 24/7 and in multiple languages anywhere around the world. Through a combination of compliance expertise, technology, and service, BROWZ addresses supply chain compliance needs related to insurance and risk, environmental health & safety, corporate social responsibility, financial stability, supplier demographics, employee level management, security, and much more.

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