World Day for Health and Safety at Work
What is World Day for Health and Safety at Work?
Every year 217 million accidents or work-related diseases occur on the job. The World Day for Health and Safety at Work aims to promote a healthy, safe, and secure working environment for employees across the globe. Raising awareness to every individual will bring this rising statistic down and eliminate unnecessary risks in workplace.
This day is observed annually on 28th April, since 2003 and was initiated by the International Labour Organization.
World Day for Health and Safety at Work and Employment
As this day is designed to highlighting how governments, organisations and individuals can help reduce the risk of people being injured in the workplace, employers can use the opportunity to:
- Check, update and share the Health and Safety Policy and Statement
- Share important Health and Safety protocols and procedures
- Promote and run First aid, manual handling, hazard awareness and other safety training the company provides
- Carry out risk assessment of work stations, factories, workshops and any spaces people use to complete their jobs
- Ensure signage is working and up to date
- Make PPE available where required, clearly highlighting what must be worn in what areas