On April 28, 1971, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act to provide all workers a safe and hazard free place to work. This day has since been recognized as Workers' Memorial Day, or International Commemoration Day (ICD). This is now a day of remembrance for workers who have been killed, or suffered work-related disease or injury.
The National Safety Council is predicting 700 road deaths over the 2016 holiday season.
The week of Christmas was expected to take 314 lives and New Year's weekend alone will claim another 364, NSC says. That weekend is also expected to have 41,900 injuries on the road, compared to the Christmas-time accident prediction of 37,200 injuries.