Held annually from 2003, the upcoming World Day for Health and Safety takes place on 28th April 2017. The purpose of the awareness day is to promote decent, safe and healthy work in the workplace environment.
Every year the occurrence of occupational accidents and diseases, including work related stress, increases. Some 430 million people may be affected each year, and around 2 million people lose their lives every year due to accidents and diseases linked directly to their work. This is devastating for families and dependants. Not only that, but the problem costs employers, companies and the economy billions in compensation, treatment and rehabilitation.
Knowing what to do in an emergency situation at work is critical. HTS Training offers several workplace first aid courses including the 3-day First Aid At Work, 2-day First Aid at Work Requalifier, 1-day Emergency First Aid and ½ day Refresher courses. These courses cover a wide range of first aid protocols, including CPR, recovery position, use of an AED, choking and many other topics.
The purpose of the global awareness day is simple: to form a collective effort towards increasing awareness of workers rights to health in the workplace.
Furthermore, it advocates the right to work in a safe and healthy working environment, as well as targeting the prevention of occupational diseases and accidents. The principal method of doing so is to foster a workplace where employers have a right, duty and responsibility to ensure their workers have a safe environment in which to work.
In addition, the awareness drive is committed to engaging governments, employers and workers to improve working conditions and safety standards worldwide by implementing policies and legislature.
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