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


World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a UN international day that is celebrated annually on April 28 to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.

28 April is also the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers, organised worldwide by the trade union movement since 1996.

This year’s theme is ‘A safe and healthy working environment is a fundamental principle and right at work’. This follows its inclusion in the International Labour Organisation framework of fundamental principles and rights at work. Good work design supports this right by fostering a safe and healthy physical and psychosocial environment for workers.

The Association’s Best Practice Guideline on Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying includes a commitment from chambers to take all reasonably practicable steps to eliminate or minimise risks to health and safety, including psychological health, of every person engaged by and/or working in chambers.

Further information about this day can be found on the United Nations website or the International Labour Organisation website.

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