Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day Quick Facts

2021 Date28 April 2021
2022 Date28 April 2022
Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day History

Workers Memorial Day seeks to commemorate those workers who lost their lives or were harmed due to workplace injury or illness. This day aims to raise awareness and improve safety standards in the workplace. It hopes to prevent injury or illness in the workplace through advocacy and union organization.

Workers Memorial Day was established in 1992 by Hazards Campaigner Tommy Harte. It is observed annually on 28 April.

Workers Memorial Day Facts

  • The theme for Workers Memorial Day in 2021 is Health and Safety is a fundamental workers' right.
  • According to hazardscampaign.org, work kills about 2.8 million people around the world every year.
  • According to hazardscampaign.org, about 6 million people around the world are made ill from unsafe working conditions every year.

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