The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to support the prevention of workplace accidents and diseases globally. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organisation(ILO) since 2003.
Creating a Safety and Health Culture
It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.
A national workplace safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in obtaining a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities, and duties.
As we continue to live through a global health crisis and face ongoing WHS risks at work, we must continue to move toward building a strong safety and health culture at all levels.
A Critical Part of Glad Group Operations
That is why at Glad Group, our senior leadership team recently participated in a risk identification workshop as part of our continuing focus on how we manage risk and the enhancement of our Risk Management Framework. Facilitated by our Risk and Compliance Team, this session pulled the team together to review the risks that our business could face and must manage and assess the potential impact of these risks on our business, people, customers, and community more broadly.
Clearly, the identification of safety and wellbeing risks are an important subset of the risks that we talked about and continue to focus on regularly as a business. It is crucial that we continuously improve our understanding of all of these risks to ensure the safety of our people, the continuity of our business and security and well-being of the communities we serve.
We encourage everyone to raise awareness about health and safety in the workplace.