Workers' Memorial Day

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Workers' Memorial Day

Workers memorial day

Remember the dead: Fight for the living

Safe work is a right not a privilege. Workers' Memorial Day, held on 28 April every year, brings together workers and their representatives from all over the world to remember workers who have been killed, seriously injured or made ill whilst doing their jobs.

Sarah Albon, the new Chief Executive of HSE will finish her keynote session to observe a minute silence at 11am on 28 April 2020 to commemorate this significant day.

Workers' Memorial Day is officially recognised by the UK government and is supported in 19 countries worldwide.

Key stats

  • One worker dies every 15 seconds worldwide.
  • 6,000 workers die every day.
  • More than two million men and women die as a result of work-related accidents and diseases
  • Workers suffer approximately 270 million accidents each year, and fall victim to some 160 million incidents of work-related illnesses
  • Hazardous substances kill 440,000 workers annually – asbestos claims 100,000 lives

Join us at 11am on 28 April 2020 for a minute silence to reflect on the lost workers and ensure such tragedies does not happen again.

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