Wednesday 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day.
The latest data shows that in 2019, 183 workers were fatally injured at work.
The number of work-related fatalities has decreased over the last decade, which is a positive sign.
In 2019, 62% of worker fatalities occurred in the following industries:
The most common causes of worker fatalities in 2019 were:
Today is an opportunity for everyone to think about and raise awareness of how to prevent work-related diseases, deaths, injuries, and illnesses.
It is also a day to remember those that have died from a work-related injury or illness.
Stay Safe Everyone