World Safety and Health Day
World Safety and Health Day is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003.
28 April has also long been associated with the world's trade union movement's commemoration of the victims of occupational accidents and diseases.
Every year some two million men and women lose their lives through accidents and diseases linked to their work. In addition, there are 270 million occupational accidents and 160 million occupational diseases each year, incurring US$ 2.8 trillion in costs for lost working time and expenses for treatment, compensation and rehabilitation. Fatalities, accidents and illness at work are highly preventable and we have an obligation to act.
A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention.
This year's theme is "Join in Building a Culture of prevention on occupational Safety and Health"
In simple terms this is just calling on all stakeholders, employers, executives, employees, HODs, Managers etc. to join the van of proactively acting towards preventing occupational accidents, injury, illness and even death and reducing it to its barest minimum
Look foreward to articles on why this is necessary and how it can be practiced.
Everyone everywhere needs safety, educate the people around you by sharing this and send your feedback please.
Posted by Elizabeth Agoyi