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.
Thursday 28 April 2016 we recognise World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day – 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.
By raising awareness of work health and safety and taking action we can help prevent further injuries and death.
How to get involved
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 #worldWHSday2016 when discussing World Day for Safety and Health at Work on social media.
For information on World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2016, visit the International Labour Organization website.