Safety and Health at Work Day
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work, celebrated yesterday, is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. This year’s celebration is even more special as it commemorates the ILO centenary (International Labour Organization).
The ILO is the UN agency whose mandate is to advance social justice and promote decent work by setting international labour standards since 2003.
In this regards, ILO together with the UN work for the implementation of a safety and health culture in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels. On that basis, all government, employers and employees should join forces in the fight for a safe and healthy working environment through the application of rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention.
With the advance of the society, the concerns about stress as main factor of anxiety and depression are more common in the workplace causing sickness leave.
There are many ways of combating stress at work, but certainly one of the best preventions is having a strong connected team willing to engage in teamwork exercises to increase trust and reduce stress for a safe and healthy working environment.
Where does the importance of the principle of prevention built on?
There are some decisions and measures all government, employers and employees should make to significantly reduce the risks to safety and health at work.
The General Principles of Prevention are set out in descending order of preference as follows:
- Avoid risks.
- Evaluate unavoidable risks.
- Combat risks at source.
- Adapt work to the individual, especially the design of places of work.
- Adapt the place of work to technical progress.
- Replace dangerous articles, substances, or systems of work by non-dangerous or less dangerous articles, substances, or systems.
- Use collective protective measures over individual measures.
- Develop an adequate prevention policy.
- Give appropriate training and instruction to employees.
Prime Production is proud to support all UN agencies and organisations in promoting the importance of safety and health at work. We join this fight by offering translation and interpreting services for our clients all around the world.