What is World Day for Safety and Health at Work?

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work takes place on the 28th of April 2023. This day promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. The initiative began in 2003 and it is an international campaign promoting safe, healthy and decent work conditions around the globe. This is a great way of raising awareness of these issues.

It’s hard to imagine in this day and age, that around the world, thousands of people die as a result of occupational accidents every day. The human cost is vast.

All countries differ but the United Kingdom has significant legislative provision to prevent these accidents, both fatal and nonfatal from occurring. Many of these accidents are preventable and this initiative helps to focus the mind of employers, to ensure they are making their workplace as safe as possible.

Our busy personal injury department see many cases where clients have been injured in their place of work. Our legal team at Hubbard Pegman and Whitney see accidents at work from a variety of industries;

  • Prison Staff
  • Teachers
  • Health workers
  • Shop staff
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Builders
  • Construction workers
  • Mechanics
  • Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Bus Drivers
  • Catering
  • Restaurants

In the current climate there is a push to improve working conditions around the globe but different countries are at a very different stage with this. It seems to be a great opportunity to consider in a place of employment preventative steps that can be taken to try and prevent occupational injuries from taking place. There is no employer immune from this. There is a lot of press coverage about psychological injuries caused at work. In our ever growing stressful world sometimes the mental health of employees can be overlooked. On 28th April employers are encouraged around the world to take stock of what can be done to improve the safety of employees at work

On 28th of April 2023 the International Labour Conference will bring together experts and constituents to discuss the implications it has for the world of work as well as how to implement this right in the world of work. Different countries have competing needs with different legal frameworks but all taking part share a goal to improve standards worldwide.

Our Personal Injury Team in Hammersmith support this day wholeheartedly.

If you would like to speak to an experienced solicitor about a person injury you have experienced then please get in touch

Charlotte Pegman Tel 0208 735 9776 cp@hpwsolicitors.co.uk

Melanie Neale (head of department) Tel 0208 735 9774 mn@hpwsolicitors.co.uk


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