Today is Worker’s Memorial Day,a day recognized around the world to remember workers who have been killed, disabled, or injured by their work.
Worker’s Memorial Day is designed to “highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to promote campaigns and union organization in the fight for improvements in workplace safety.”
The day’s slogan is “Remember the dead –Fight for the living.”
The first Worker’s Memorial Day was back in 1970 and has continued for the last 46 years.
We usually focus specifically on ladder safety and preventing ladder accidents, but Worker’s Memorial Day focuses on any type of injury or accident at work.
Let’s take today to join with others around the world to remember those who have been injured at the workplace and vow to be safer today and in the future.