World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April 2017

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April 2017 promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.

The ILO celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health and on the magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide.

With the celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the ILO promotes the creation of a global preventative safety and health culture involving ILO constituents and all key stakeholders in this field. In many parts of the world, national authorities, trade unions, employers’ organizations and safety and health practitioners organize activities to celebrate this date. We invite you to join us in celebrating this significant day and share with us the activities you organize.

The 28 April is also the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers organized worldwide by the trade union movement since 1996. Its purpose is to honour the memory of victims of occupational accidents and diseases by organizing worldwide mobilizations and awareness campaigns on this date.

In 2003, the ILO became involved in the April 28 campaign upon request from the trade union movement. While we honour injured and fallen workers, we appreciate and celebrate that these injuries and fatalities can be prevented and reduced, recognizing it as both a day for commemoration and celebration. Since 2003, the ILO observes the World Day on Safety and Health at Work on April 28 capitalizing on its traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue.

28 April is seen as a day to raise international awareness on occupational safety and health among trade unions, employers’ organizations and government representatives alike. The ILO acknowledges the shared responsibility of key stakeholders and encourages them to promote a preventive safety and health culture to fulfill their obligations and responsibilities for preventing deaths, injuries and diseases in the workplace, allowing workers to return safely to their homes at the end of the working day.

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Saiosh call on all Members to observe a minute of silence at 12:00 noon on 28 April 2017 in remembrance of persons that lost their lives in workplace accidents.

Source: SAIOSH

 

How are you going to celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work?

This week Thursday, 28 April 2016, is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. How are you planning to celebrate this day?

Every day millions of Rand’s is lost due to death and injury at the work place. The costs are incurred due to lost work days, medical treatment, workers compensation and rehabilitation of occupational injuries and diseases.

These costs can be greatly minimised if every single person in the company thinks “Health and Safety” and makes prevention a priority. Companies should think of ways in which prevention can become part of the culture in the organisation. Raising awareness and knowledge of occupational hazards and risks and how to prevent and control them is key for this process.

This year the theme is WORKPLACE STRESS: A COLLECTIVE CHALLENGE.

world Day for Safety and Health at Work

Ensuring decent, safe, and healthy working conditions and environments is the responsibility of us all!