Australia’s work-related fatality rates have been steadily trending downwards over recent years, although sadly, in 2015, 193 workers lost their lives at work.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day will be recognised on April 28, as a day to think about how our actions can prevent future work-related deaths, injuries and illnesses, and a day to remember those that have died from a work-related injury or illness.
SafeWork Australia said by raising awareness of work health and safety and taking action we can help prevent further injuries and death.
To recognise World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day in your workplace you could:
- stop for a minute of silence, to remember those who have lost their lives at work
- organise a morning or afternoon tea to talk about work health and safety
- attend a local workers’ memorial event
- arrange for a safety expert to speak at your workplace
- use our free downloadable posters and banner available below
- use #worldWHSday2016 when discussing World Day for Safety and Health at Work on social media.