28 April 2006 - World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Theme: Decent Work - Safe Work - HIV/AIDS at Work
28 April 2006 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and is a very important day and opportunity for organisations worldwide to promote this day in their own workplace and work towards raising higher standards of health and safety.
The theme for 2006 is Decent Work - Safe Work - HIV/AIDS at work.
Dr Jukka Takala says "The 2006 World Day for Safety and Health at Work is intended to focus international attention on promoting and creating a preventative safety and health culture at work and to help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries each year. This year, as in previous years, tripartite events will be taking place worldwide. You are invited to join us in promoting this important day in your own country"
It is vital that as many people as possible to prepare for it wherever they are - so hopefully this timely reminder will give you chance to promote health and safety in your own workplace. If you are short of ideas then look at the Working Group Paper 1 to which many of the ILO CIS Health and Safety Information Centres network members contributed - see www.sheilapantry.com/cis/other/wp01.html. There are many ways that you can make an effort to raise awareness of good health and safety practices, e.g.
- Promote direct to the people in your organisation
- Organise quizzes in departments and section of the company
- Writing articles/information notes for the trade and technical press
- Participating in seminars/conferences/exhibitions or organise some yourself