World Day for Health and Safety at Work

2 weeks ago Wed 28th Apr 2021

World Day for Health and Safety at Work

Background

In 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO), began to observe World Day in order to stress the prevention of accidents and diseases at work, capitalizing on the ILO's traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue.

This celebration is an integral part of the Global Strategy on Occupational Safety and Health of the ILO, as documented in the Conclusions of the International Labour Conference in June 2003. One of the main pillars of the Global Strategy is advocacy, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a significant tool to raise awareness of how to make work safe and healthy and of the need to raise the political profile of occupational safety and health.

28 April is also the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers organized worldwide by the trade union movement since 1996.

 

This year 28th April is World Day for Health and Safety at work. This year, we are focusing on how we all need to come together to keep each other safe at work.

We have learned from past crisis that workplaces can be of vital importance to prevent and control outbreaks. Adequate safety and health measures at work can play a crucial role in containing the spread of the disease, while protecting workers and society at large. Governments, employers and workers all have a role to play in tackling COVID-19 crisis, and their collaboration is key.

This past year has been a perfect example of how health and safety at work needs to have everyone working together to work effectively. Working together to keep us safe is a cornerstone of health and safety in the workplace.

 

We have been able to keep colleagues safe and protected from COVID-19 because everyone follows the COVID-19 guidelines. Health and safety at work only works when everybody pulls together to make sure that we stay safe and every action counts, no matter how small.

 

We have also been working hard to achieve several ISO standards, including 45001, 50001 and 9001. ISO standards are set of internationally recognised standards which regulate environmental standards, energy management and quality management. By committing to working within these standards, we are showing our commitment to improving our standards in these areas.

 

We have been recommended for two ISO standards ISO 50001 & ISO 14001  and are continuing to work towards achieving all three. We will continue to update you as we make progress on achieving these standards.