What is it?
World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day on Friday 28 April 2017.
This is a day when we honour those who have died at work and think about how our actions can prevent future work-related deaths, injuries and illnesses.
Australia’s work-related fatality rates have been steadily trending downwards, but 178 workers still lost their lives in 2016. By raising awareness and taking the lead in work health and safety, we can help prevent further injuries and death.
How to get involved
On 28 April, you can take the lead in workplace health and safety by:
- practicing good work health and safety
- honouring the memory of those who have died at work and stopping for a moment of silence
- promoting World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day in your workplace
- organise a morning or afternoon tea to talk about work health and safety
- display promotional posters in your workplace (see below)
- screen a seminar from the Virtual Seminar Series at your workplace
- arrange for a safety expert to speak at your workplace
- attend a local workers’ memorial event with your colleagues or family.
You can also use #worldWHSday2017 when participating in World Day discussions on social media.