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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.

USA: California’s Workers Memorial Week – We invite you to participate!

Every year on April 28th, we hold Workers’ Memorial Day to remember the millions of workers who have been injured or killed on the job, acknowledge the suffering experienced by families and communities, and to renew the fight for safe, healthy, and secure workplaces for all workers.

This year, we are calling on California state leadership and employers to protect workers from COVID-19. We invite you to join us throughout Workers Memorial Week (4/27 – 5/1) to uplift stories through your social media platforms that illustrate how the current health crisis is impacting workers, and exacerbating existing hazards and injustices. Let’s stand together to demand stronger protections for industries across the state now and beyond.

Participate by utilizing our Digital Toolkit, where you’ll find sample hashtags, tweets/posts, and graphics to upload to your respective social media pages. We also encourage you to repost any Workers Memorial Day content you come across – keep an eye out for other unions and worker centers in our network, who have been collecting stories of workers impacted by COVID-19 over the past few weeks (you can find those organizations listed under “allies to tag” in the toolkit).

Each day, we will have a theme and related demands to uplift the ways in which workers have been impacted by this crisis and what our state leaders need to do to better protect our communities:

  • Monday (4/27): General Health & Safety Day
  • Tuesday (4/28): Enforcement and Workplace Safeguards (Stronger Cal/OSHA Enforcement, PPE, Social Distancing, Hand washing, Expand Aerosol Transmitted Disease (ATD) to apply to all industries)
  • Wednesday (4/29): Financial Security
  • Thursday (4/30): Right to Refuse and Anti-Retaliation Protections
  • Friday (5/1): Health & Safety for All (May Day)

Here’s the facebook page for the week of action. Get in touch if you have questions or want to deepen your engagement in Workers’ Memorial Week!

Stay well, everyone!

Alice Berliner | Coordinator
Pronouns: She/Her
Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health
1000 N. Alameda St., Suite 240 | Los Angeles, Ca 90012
www.socalcosh.com | Facebook

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.


Bangladesh: OSHE demanded to recognise Covid-19 as an Occupational Disease

Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation has published a statement on the occasion of International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD), 28 April 2020.

Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE)  demanded on this special day to stop pandemics at work and asked the government to immediately recognize the Covid-19 as an occupational disease in Bangladesh.

An urgent efforts are needed to ensure that vulnerable group of workers and employees with Covid-19 should have appropriate access to proper housing, with space for quarantine and social distancing while sleeping and eating, potable water and proper sanitation facilities on and off the job, free health care, safe transport, safe work practices and income protection.

A just response to the coronavirus pandemic is one that demands access to healthcare, safety and hygiene, social protection, and basic human rights. Now more than ever civil society must strive to not only provide aid where it is needed, but to act in solidarity with emergent working class and social movements demanding a better and safer world for all.

Stay Safe!

With best regards,

A.R. Chowdhury Repon

Executive Director

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

Colombian unions tackle status of construction work

(INTERGREMIAL) held its first online meeting to share and discuss perspectives on the current status of construction work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. #BWI2020IWMD #iwmd20

Full story here.


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

USA: National COSH Dirty Dozen 2020

The National COSH 2020 Dirty Dozen — Special Coronavirus Edition puts a spotlight on employers who put workers and communities at risk from unsafe practices. This year, we focus on employers who are failing to protect workers and the public from exposure to COVID-19, as well as other hazards across a range of industries and occupations.

National COSH