Together with ICTU, Ibec and the Construction Industry Federation, the Health and Safety Authority is calling on all employers throughout Ireland to support Workers’ Memorial Day on Friday 28 April, to remember people killed or injured in work-related accidents.
Employers and employees are now being urged to mark this date now in their calendar and make the commitment to contribute to this essential challenge, by implementing their own initiatives, or carrying out some of the following initiatives:
- Use the official national Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland logo on your websites, social media presence, presentations, email signatures, displays and in offices and workplaces;
- Website/media/newsletter content;
- In-house training sessions or a toolbox talk;
- Guest speaker presentation to your staff.
During a three-year period in Ireland (2014 and 2016) a total of 55 people were killed in work-related accidents and thousands more severely injured.
According to the Health and Safety Authority, Workers’ Memorial Day is “an opportunity to remember and to consolidate everyone’s focus on the issue of worker safety and health”.