World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Safe Work Australia is celebrating World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day on Friday 28 April 2017.
This is a day when we honour those who have died at work and think about how our actions can prevent future work-related deaths, injuries and illnesses.
Australia’s work-related fatality rates have been steadily trending downwards, but 178 workers still lost their lives in 2016. By raising awareness and taking the lead in work health and safety, we can help prevent further injuries and death.
Worker’s Memorial Day
Workers’ Memorial Day has been organised worldwide by the trade union movement since 1996. Its purpose is to honour the memory of victims of occupational accidents and diseases, and organise worldwide awareness campaigns on this date.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has observed the World Day on Safety and Health at Work to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally since 2003. 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.
For information on World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017, visit the International Labour Organization website.
How to get involved
On 28 April, Greencap invites you to join us in ‘taking the lead’ in workplace health and safety by:
- practicing good work health and safety
- honouring the memory of those who have died at work
 SWA Preliminary data for 2016
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