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WorkersÂ’ Memorial Day coincides with World Day for Safety and Health at Work

26th April 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The UK will honour the thousands of lives lost due to workplace accidents or ill health on Workers’ Memorial Day this Sunday (April 28th).

This day also coincides with the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which is commemorated by the International Labour Organisation to increase awareness of occupational accidents and diseases around the world.

Roger Bibbings MBE, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) occupational safety adviser, said: “In 2011/12, more than 12,000 people died prematurely as a result of work-related health damage and a staggering 1.1million working people suffered from an illness caused or made worse by work.

“We should never forget the massive impact which these individual tragedies have on families who, as a result, suddenly find themselves grieving or having to care for an injured loved one.“

RoSPA has also created a new website to provide detailed information about memorial sites.

The site features details about the locations of memorials, including photographs and details of temporary commemorative sites.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801577687-ADNFCR


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