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April 28 is date every year when trade union and employer groups worldwide, as well as individual  organisations, remember those who have been killed or injured in work-related  accidents. Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland is now in its second year and will be marked annually by an event on 28 April.

In Ireland, in the ten year period between 2006 and 2015, 526 people were killed in work-related accidents and many thousands more severely injured. Last year alone, 56 people were killed.

Raising the awareness of the importance of occupational health and safety should be a collaborative effort. Please note the date in your calendar and make the commitment to contribute to this most important challenge.

To get involved there are a range of initiatives that your organisation should consider including:

  • Using the national Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland logo on your website, social media presence, presentations, email signatures, displays and in offices and workplaces. This is available for free on the HSA website:  www.hsa.ie;
  • In-house training sessions or a toolbox talk;
  • Website/Social Media/Newsletter content;
  • Guest speaker presentation to your staff;
  • Press release to your local/national media marking your event / the day.

 Visit www.hsa.ie for more information.