Industrial workers are at a significantly higher risk of occupational accidents or work-related diseases. Hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, forklifts and other production risks make health and safety in the workplace one of the highest priorities for manufacturing companies.
The world day for safety and health at work has been observed annually on April 28 since its inception in 2003 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
This annual awareness-raising campaign focuses international attention on emerging occupational health and safety trends and the magnitude of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities worldwide.
Each year, one theme is chosen to highlight a crucial aspect of workplace safety and health, such as stress prevention or the design of safer workplaces. The theme for 2022 is " Act together to build a positive safety and health culture".
Building a positive safety culture will encourage employers and employees to be more proactive in taking a preventative approach to managing their health and safety risks, while actively involving everyone in securing a safe and healthy working environment.
Employers and employees, all work together to achieve this through a defined system of rights and responsibilities.