Every year people are killed in foreseeable and preventable work-related accidents and there is a responsibility on all of us to do our utmost to prevent these in the future. In the 5 year period between 2010 and 2014, 253 people have been killed in work-related accidents and many thousands more badly injured. Last year alone 56 people were killed.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions, alongside trade unions around the world, has for many years celebrated Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28th. The Health & Safety Committee of Congress, has in recent years, called for official government recognition of this important memorial and 2015 will be the first time such official backing has been given.
April 28th presents an important opportunity to remember those who have been killed or injured at work and also to focus on creating safe and healthy workplaces in the future.
Please print and display the memorial poster in your workplace click here…