Today (Wednesday April 28th) is an important date for everyone with an interest in the safety, health and welfare of people at work. It’s the date every year when trade union and employer groups worldwide, as well as individual organisations, remember those who have been killed or injured in work-related accidents.
In Ireland the figures are staggering. In the 10 year period between 2009 and 2018, 485 people were killed in work-related accidents and thousands more badly injured. Last year alone 38 people were killed. These are shocking statistics by any standards.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Ibec, the Health and Safety Authority and The Construction Industry Federation will come together to mark the occasion with a programme of joint awareness raising initiatives.
Today presents an important opportunity to remember and to consolidate everyone’s focus around a single day. Worker safety and health is everyone’s business and can only be tackled through a collaborative approach.
For further information check out HSA website.