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2018 World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day

28 April 2018

Build safe, healthy workplaces for young workers and future generations!

 

Saturday 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day, promoting safety and health in the workplace and honouring those who have died from work-related injury or illness.

In 2018, the emphasis is on improving Generation Safety and Health and highlighting their importance for young workers and generations to come.

Workers aged 15-24 years make up a substantial proportion of the workforce, but have an increased risk of workplace injury due to their lack of experience, maturity and awareness of WHS responsibilities.

 

Leadership is crucial

Employers, supervisors, managers and other leaders of young workers have the greatest influence on their attitude to WHS. They can help create safe and healthy environments for them by:

  • Providing the right tools and training to complete work safely

  • Educating young workers about WHS rights and responsibilities

  • Empowering them with the confidence to speak up about safety and health in the workplace

  • Fostering a positive workplace culture that engages young workers in WHS