This World Day for Safety and Health at Work OSM commits to a safer workplace
World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed annually on April 28th. The main objective of this day is to promote the prevention of accidents and illnesses at work. The day was first recognized in 2003, as an initiative of the International Labour Organisation to create awareness and promote a safe working environment. The theme for the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023 is “A Safe and Healthy Working Environment: A Fundamental Principle and Right at Work,” highlights the need to prioritise employee safety and health in every workplace.
According to the ILO, approximately 2.78 million workers die each year due to work-related accidents and illnesses. Hence, It is important to note that these accidents and illnesses are preventable if the right measures are taken. Markedly, this day aims to raise awareness among employers and employees on the importance of safety and health at work.
In the words of the former United States Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis,
“Every worker has the right to a safe working environment. It’s not a perk. It’s not a privilege. Its a basic human right.”
Safety and Health at Work
At OSM, we take the safety and health of our employees very seriously. We follow all the safety and health regulations in our manufacturing facilities. Accordingly, Investing in a safe working environment will not only benefits our employees but our company as a whole. Our employees are the backbone of our company, and their safety is our top priority. We provide regular training to our employees. Certainly, we have a strict policy to ensure that all our employees are equipped with the necessary gears to perform their duties safely.
Simultaneously, we conduct regular safety audits to identify potential hazards and areas for improvement. Undeniably, safety is an ongoing process, and we are committed to continuously levelling up our safety standards.
On this World Day for Safety and Health at Work, let us all take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety and health at work. Let us all make a conscious effort to create a safe working environment for ourselves and our colleagues.