2024 World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day

Mark your calendars for Sunday, 28 April 2024; a notable day observed worldwide geared towards the betterment of work safety and health conditions known as World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Concurrently, it’s also Workers’ Memorial Day, an occasion to remember those who lose their life on the job.

According to fresh facts from our database in 2022, work-related fatalities numbered 195 in Australia, a troubling figure prompting us to stress the necessity for heightened consciousness surrounding workplace health and safety via robust tools like Bluesafe SWMS (Safe Work Method Statements) and WHS (Work Health and Safety) management systems. These assets are intended to prevent occupational accidents and fatalities effectively.

The 2024 theme decreed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the world day, revolves around ‘Climate Change Impacts on Occupational Safety and Health.’ Shifts in weather dynamics can result in potential concerns relating to Work Health and Safety (WHS), emphasising the utility of a Bluesafe WHS Management System. Such risks may encapsulate heat strain, UV exposure, airborne contamination, serious industrial incidents, extreme meteorological episodes, a surge in vector-borne illnesses, and augmented chemical exposure.

The Australian Work Health And Safety Strategy offers a solid foundation for implementing WHS enhancements over the forthcoming decade, specifically addressing emerging matters like climate change and the eco-friendly economy. On this World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day, we stick to our mission of forging a future where work is safe and healthful for everyone.

Keeping pace with World Day, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has earmarked ‘workplace climate risks’ as the theme for Workers’ Memorial Day 2024.

We urge all to embrace the significance of safety and health within the working environment, championing the World Day, and solemnly observing Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April 2024.

We offer a diverse selection of collective branding resources that can be employed in your workspace. This includes posters, desktop wallpapers, and social media tiles. For dealing with harsh weather while working, we also furnish a batch of useful guides.

To acquire further details visit the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day web page to download resources tailored for promoting safety in your workplace.

Original article link: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/media-centre/news/2024-world-day-safety-and-health-work-and-workers-memorial-day

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