Thursday, 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day 2022. A day to reflect on how to prevent occupational deaths, injuries, diseases and illnesses. It is also a day to remember those who have died from a work-related injury or illness.
This year’s theme is ‘Act together to build a positive safety and health culture’. Workplaces, employers and workers are encouraged to foster a strong work health and safety culture. One where everyone contributes to a safe working environment.
The theme for Workers’ Memorial Day 2022 is ‘Make safe and healthy work a fundamental right. It’s a no brainer’. By raising awareness of the importance of WHS, Australian workplaces can implement an effective and preventative approach to work health and safety and ultimately save lives.
National data shows that in 2020, 194 workers were fatally injured at work, 11 of these workplace fatalities occurred in South Australia. Any workplace death is tragic and unacceptable, so strengthening WHS systems will help prevent occupational accidents.
We encourage all South Australian workplaces to recognise the importance of work health and safety by promoting World Day for Safety at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day 2022 on 28 April.
How your workplace can get involved:
- Watch the International Labour Organization’s global webinar.
- Attend a virtual Workers' Memorial Day event.
- Post your awareness-raising workplace activity or photo on social media and tagging #worldWHSday2022 #SafeDay2022 #IWMD2022.
- Educate yourself and others about the importance of cultivating a safe and healthy workplace, exploring our resources, or arranging a safety expert to speak in your workplace.