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.
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 throughoutWorkers 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.
Participateby 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
Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health
1000 N. Alameda St., Suite 240 | Los Angeles, Ca 90012 www.socalcosh.com | Facebook
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
Panellists: 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.