Tag Archives: 28 april

Argentina: 28/4 – 19.00 hs. Por ZOOM Prevención del nuevo coronavirus en el ámbito laboral.


En el marco del Día Mundial de la Seguridad y la Salud en el Trabajo, el martes 28 de abril tendremos un WEBINAR para reflexionar sobre la prevención del nuevo coronavirus en el ámbito laboral.

⏰ Martes 28/4 – 19.00 hs.
💻 Por ZOOM

Dr. Carlos Rodríguez: médico, especializado en medicina del trabajo, docente universitario, experto de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT), ex ministro de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de la Prov. de Santa Fe.
Dra. Lilian Capone: médica neumonóloga, especialista en Salud Ocupacional, secretaria de Salud Laboral de CTA Provincia de Buenos Aires, coordinadora del Espacio Intersindical de la provincia de Buenos Aires.
Lic. Miguel Fiorito: Licenciado en Seguridad y Salud, presidente del Colegio de Higiene, Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional de la Provincia de Santa Fe.
Lic. Silvina Devalle: Psicóloga, miembro del Centro de Estudios Laborales y Sociales (CELyS Argentina).

Dr. Gonzalo Cristini: Abogado, Concejal de Villa Constitución.

Global: ILO webinar – Stop the pandemic. Safety and health at work can save lives

ILO webinar
28 April 2020 15:00-16:00 (Geneva)
Please register at this link 

The aim of this webinar event is to stimulate dialogue on the importance of ensuring safety and health at work, not only to protect the lives of workers but also to ensure business continuity.

Global OSH experts will bring us the views of the scientific community, workers and employers on:

  • Safety and health and the response to the pandemic
  • The mental health impact of COVID-19 in different work scenarios
  • How to prepare for return to work under a risk-controlled scenario

Mr Joaquim Nunes, Chief, LABADMIN/OSH
Ms Manal Azzi, Senior OSH specialist and coordinator of the world day report and campaign
Ms Silvana Cappuccio, ILO Workers’ Group member from Italy
Mr Kris De Meester, Senior Adviser at the Federation of Enterprises, Belgium
Mr Richard Jones, Head of Policy and Regulatory Engagement, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Mr Lode Godderis, Leuven Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Ms Chris Laszcz-Davis, Founder and President of The Environmental Quality Organization and Co-Chair, Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA)
Ms Michelle M. Robertson, Executive Committee, International Ergonomics Association
Mr Barry Kistnasamy, Head of Occupational Health, Department of Health, South Africa
Ms Teresita S. Cucueco, OIC Assistant Secretary and concurrent Director IV, Bureau of Working Conditions, Department of Labor and Employment, Philippines

Please register at this link 
Kindly send your questions to the panellists ahead of the webinar to safeday@ilo.org 

Further information


World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 – Stop the pandemic: Safety and health at work can save lives 


UK: Coronavirus – Remembering all the workers who’ve died after exposure to Covid-19 at work | TUC

28 Apr 2020

Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day, when trade unions around the world remember workers who lost their lives and commit to keep the living safe.

This is the story of Peter, Mary, Cheryl, Zeeshan and Emeka – five UK workers who were taken by Covid-19.

Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day, when trade unions around the world remember workers who lost their lives and commit to keep the living safe.

This year we especially remember the frontline workers who lost their lives to Covid-19 while looking after our loved ones and keeping our country running.

We will be forever in debt to the workers who have died during this pandemic – our nurses, doctors, care staff and other essential workers.

Remember the dead, fight for the living.


USA: Join us this Workers Memorial Day to honor those who lost their lives – USW

The COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from gathering in person, but it won’t stop us from memorializing our Steelworker sisters and brothers who were injured or killed on the job on the last year.

Join us , April 28, at noon EST as we stream our 2020 Workers Memorial Day ceremony on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and our website.

Facebook: facebook.com/steelworkers/live
Instagram: Instagram.com/steelworkers
YouTube: youtube.com/steelworkers
USW Website: usw.org

We’ll take a few moments to reflect on those we’ve lost then do what we do: pivot into action to continue pushing for laws to make our workplaces safer.

Stay tuned for a series of educational webinars on our Facebook page kicking off this this week from our Health, Safety and Environment Department. Also look for information from Rapid Response about worker safety legislation we’re pushing. And watch for our Education Department’s video watch party series starting with the film, “Silkwood,” a drama based on health and safety concerns at a nuclear facility.

Finally, a reminder to visit usw.org/covid19 in the U.S. and usw.ca/covid19 in Canada often as we’re adding resources there daily to help us all get through this.

Ireland: Remember the dead and fight like hell for the living – UNITE union Ireland

The #Covid19 pandemic has focused attention on workplace health & safety. We need to ensure that focus remains once the emergency is over. As Cork-born Mother Jones famously said – remember the dead, and fight for the living! #IWMD20 #RespectWorkers

28 April: Wales: TfW marks International Workers’ Memorial Day

Transport for Wales is marking International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) in solidarity with its trade union partners.

Every year, the trade union movement unites to remember those who have lost their lives at work, or from work-related injury and illnesses. This year is particularly poignant due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, in which key workers including TfW colleagues continue to work on the front-line, risking their lives to keep the country moving.

At 11:00 on 28 April, TfW colleagues throughout Wales and the Borders will be taking part in a minute’s silence to remember those who have lost their lives, and to pay tribute to those undertaking vital front-line work on rail services and in other industries.

James Price, Transport for Wales CEO said:

“On International Workers’ Memorial Day, we are proud at TfW to stand with our trade union partners and remember those who have lost their lives.

“We are currently facing testing times and our front-line staff are continuously showing dedication and courage to help assist the country.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them all and to also extend my thanks to other key workers across different industries.” 


UK: Stop the pandemic at work, say retail workers – USDAW

Every year April 28 is International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). This is the international trade union day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. The focus this year is of course the global COVID-19 pandemic. While everyone is affected by the crisis, many workers are on the frontline.

For #IWMD20 Usdaw is highlighting the risks many frontline workers are taking to help keep the rest of us safe and healthy. Healthcare workers in particular are risking their lives doing their job to take care of the sick. Many others like Usdaw members in supermarkets and delivering the food supply chain are providing essential services and deserve our thanks for everything they are doing. We urge the public to observe a one-minute silence at 11am on 28 April to remember those workers we’ve lost to Covid-19.

Paddy Lillis – Usdaw General Secretary says: “More people are killed at work than in wars. They die because their safety just wasn’t that important a priority. So on 28 April we ‘remember the dead and fight for the living’ by highlighting our all year round campaigning for better health and safety at work.

“Shopworkers and their colleagues in the retail food supply chain are on the frontline of feeding the country during the current crisis. They are providing an essential service in very difficult circumstances, working long hours in busy stores, facing abuse from customers and of course concerned they may contract Covid-19.

“This year we should take time to recognise the heroic efforts they are making in very difficult circumstances, alongside many other frontline workers. We particularly want to pay tribute to the brave healthcare workers and the extreme risks they have to work with. A one-minute silence at 11am tomorrow for those we’ve lost would be a fitting tribute.

“Usdaw continues to work with employers to improve health and safety for staff, particularly those dealing directly with the public. We also call on customers to stay calm, respect shopworkers and practise the necessary hygiene measures to help limit the spread of the virus. We all have to work together to get through this crisis.

“Strong unions are the best protection for workers. Workplaces that have strong union representation typically have much lower fatality, injury and ill-health rates than those that do not. Research in this country and abroad has shown repeatedly that unions make a difference.”

Workers’ Memorial Day – Stop the pandemic at work: www.ituc-csi.org/28April2020

TUC campaign: www.tuc.org.uk/workers-memorial-day

USDAW – Stop the pandemic at work and remember those we’ve lost says Usdaw on International Workers’ Memorial Day

Global: A 28 April message from Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation

April 28 is International Workers’ Memorial Day or Workers’ Mourning Day. This is the international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. More here: https://www.ituc-csi.org/28April2020