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28 April in Hong Kong

28 April – IndustriALL warns of unidentified toxic killer risks

28 April is the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers. The day is also known as Workers’ Memorial Day, the Day of Mourning, or World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Most importantly, it is a day for unions to renew their commitment to safety and health at work.

Controlling exposure to toxic substances is one theme that global unions have chosen to emphasize in 2015. Of the hundreds of thousands of chemicals in industrial use, we have substantial knowledge of the health effects of only a small percentage; and suspect that many unidentified killers are among the rest.

Global: IUF calls for an end to the use of “highly toxic” pesticide paraquat in India

To mark Workers Memorial Day, IUF has produced with Pesticides Action Network (PAN) and the Swiss-based NGO, Berne Declaration, a report on the use of paraquat in India. more

Global: Thinking inside the box on 28 April

ITF’s Paddy Crumlin highlights the Container Safety Now campaign on International Workers’  Memorial Day. more

Sweden: Manifestation för döda i arbetsplatsolyckor

878 personer skadades i arbetet i Dalarna förra året och två personer avled. Idag uppmärksammas de i en manifestation. Mer

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28 April activities in Wales

Wales TUC marked International Workers’ Memorial Day 2015 with a meeting and wreath laying ceremony.

Wales TUC GC member Rex Phillips ‘Remember the dead, fight for the living; a rallying cry for our movement.’ #IWMD15

 

Wreath laying at Wales TUC Permanent Workers’ Memorial.

 

Trade unionists, families and politicians gather for one minute silence at #IWMD15 ceremony.

Global: An up to the minute listing of global work fatalities

Several organisations, including the United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities, the Center for Construction Research and Training, the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, NENYCOSH, the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health and Global Worker Watch have compiled a regularly updated global listing of worker deaths.

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The same organisations have also have compiled the largest open-access data set of individual workplace fatalities collected in the United States to date.

USA: An interactive map listing 2014 workplace fatalities

Several organisations, including the United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities, the Center for Construction Research and Training, the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, NENYCOSH, the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health and Global Worker Watch have compiled the largest open-access data set of individual workplace fatalities collected in the United States to date.

Also published is a listing of the details of 1,600  of the approximately 4,000-5,000 workers who die every year from a work-related injury in the United States. 

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Australia: Put out your boots

Did you know that 44 Australians have been killed at work already this year?

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In NSW, in the past twelve months alone, over 100 workers have lost their lives on the job while someone suffers a major workplace injury every five minutes. More

 

Global: BWI – 28 April aktualisierung

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