Wednesday 28 April. Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This date provides an opportunity to reflect on how to prevent work-related occupational diseases, deaths, injuries, and illnesses. It is also a day to remember those who have been victims of a work-related injury or illness.
While the number of work-related fatalities in Australia has steadily decreased over the last decade, any workplace death is tragic and unacceptable. Raising awareness of work, health and safety (WHS) issues and taking action to identify and eliminate health and safety risks at work, can help prevent further work-related fatalities and injuries.
Why workplace safety is important
Often we dismiss ‘safety’, it slows us down, it costs us time, or maybe something is being lost in the original message? The World Day for Safety and Health at Work theme for 2021, as set by the International Labour Organization, is Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises and invest now in resilient OHS systems. The theme acknowledges the impact that the global COVID-19 pandemic has had on our working lives and the importance of building an effective, resilient, and adaptable WHS framework.
Glad Group’s focus on our employees’ safety
With robust and effective processes in place, many incidents can be prevented. Glad Group is making a proactive investment in developing our Safety Management Systems to strictly align with the international safety standard. This standard, which we are audited against every year, is designed to help organisations put in place safe working environments for their employees, and includes anyone who can be impacted by what we do.
Our approach to safety, health, risk, environment and quality from 2021 onwards, is one based upon how we are able to work within a structured framework, designed to international standards that ensures we identify and manage risk. Most importantly to make sure we work together and have the team resilience and ability to respond appropriately whenever required. Our employees’ safety is our number #1 priority.
If you want to share ideas on how to improve safety at work, please send us a message via our contact form and we will get back to you.
Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work