28 April 2015: World Day for Safety and Health at Work


Join in building a culture of prevention on OSH

UMdL concurs with the “World Day for Safety and Health at Work“, supported also by International Labour Organization (ILO) and sustained by the International Social Security Association (ISSA).
April 28th is also known as International Workers’ Memorial Day. In all the World this is an opportunity to promote the prevention of diseases and injuries at work and promote the memory of all deaths at work. It is possible to find events and activities often promoted by trade unions in many countries, by the website 28april.org. In Italy, for example, this day is an opportunity to remember, among the others, Asbestos victims. Here the event promoted by National Association between People Disabled at Work (ANMIL).
Globally an estimated 2.3 million people die as a result of work-related causes each year and many more than these are the new cases of occupational illness and non-fatal accidents at work.

This year the theme for the “World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2015” is “Join in building a culture of prevention on OSH“. Through a web-assisted itinerary is possible to meet the main figures involved in Safety and Prevention at Work (the International Labour Organization (ILO), the government, the employer, the WORKER, the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) specialist, the social security). After it is possible to take a bus and “make a journey” with 9 selected bus-stop (the TOOL BOX; the WORKPLACE; the POSTER of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2015; the CAMPAIGN KIT 2015; No GENDER difference in the World of Work; the importance of EDUCATION in Prevention; National Legislations on OSH (LEGOSH); link to the MEDIA FESTIVAL FOR PREVENTION 2014; the SEOUL DECLARATION 2008, that is, Safety and Health at Work like a fundamental human right)…So, have a good time!

Shown below there are the basic principles for Occupational Health Professionals (OHP) from the INTERNATIONAL CODE OF ETHICS FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 2014 by the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH).


Basic Principles

The following three paragraphs summarize the principles of ethics and values on which is based the International Code of Ethics for Occupational Health Professionals.
The purpose of occupational health is to serve the protection and promotion of the physical and mental health and social well-being of the workers individually and collectively. Occupational health practice must be performed according to the highest professional standards and ethical principles. Occupational health professionals must contribute to environmental and community health.
The duties of occupational health professionals include protecting the life and the health of the worker, respecting human dignity and promoting the highest ethical principles in occupational health policies and programmes. Integrity in professional conduct, impartiality and the protection of the confidentiality of health data and of the privacy of workers are part of these duties.
Occupational health professionals are experts who must enjoy full professional independence in the execution of their functions. They must acquire and maintain the competence necessary for their duties and require conditions which allow them to carry out their tasks according to good practice and professional ethics.

International Commission on Occupational Health © 2014 ICOH

Link to the UMdL World Day for Safety and Health at Work2014 page

di Lucio Fellone (lucio.fellone@gmail.com) [04/23/2015]


Poster 2015: Italian trade unions remembering deaths at work (in Italy also known as “morti bianche”).


This and other posters about the World Memorial Day from the website: www.hazard.org.




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