The world day for safety and health happens every year. Mainly to celebrate safety and promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.
Every 28th day of April, the world gathers to partake in this event. It’s a welcoming event for HSE professionals from all and sundry to come together no matter their locations in the world.
However, since 2003, the World day of safety and health has been observed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). This is mainly to promote safe, healthy and decent work.
It’s an awareness-raising campaign to create a voice for a safety and health culture. And to reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.
- Complete guide on how to start a health and safety Job; starting and growing your career in health and safety.
- What to do if a worker fails to follow a safe work procedure.
- Toolbox talk on teamwork.
Also, the trade union movement uses that 28th of April day to celebrate the commemoration of the dead and injured workers internationally.
This year World day of safety and health theme is
ACT TOGETHER TO BUILD A POSITIVE SAFETY AND HEALTH CULTURE.
According to the ILO, while reflecting on the events of covid 19 pandemic, said throughout the COVID 19 pandemic, they’ve seen a strong OSH system, which includes meaningful participation of governments, employers, workers, public health actors and all relevant parties at the national and enterprise level being crucial in protecting working environments and safeguarding the safety and health of workers.
The theme of this year will further promote the involvement of all parties in the ongoing improvement of safety and health at work.
- Stress is not right for you.
- The benefit of good housekeeping.
- Tips on how to promote a culture of safety in the workplace.
Most times, In a workplace with a strong OSH culture, workers feel comfortable raising concerns about possible risks. Or hazards in the workplace, the management, will help to find sustainable solutions.
Onyeka Emma is a QHSE Professional, a business person, and an entrepreneur. He is very passionate about health and safety, Business and Entrepreneurship.