Workers Memorial Day posterA day to remember.

Every year, on 28 April, tens of thousands of people gather around the world to honour their friends and loved ones who lost their lives on the job.  The International Day of Mourning is a time to pause, reflect and remember.

In NSW in 09/10 a total of 113 employment related fatalities were reported, a reduction of 46 percent since the WorkCover Scheme commenced in 1987/88.  Workplace injuries and illnesses remain near record lows.

However, one workplace death is one too many and the vast majority of them are preventable, so we must never underestimate the importance of workplace safety.  Everyone has the right to return home safely from work each day.

The ceremony will be held at Reflection Park, Little Pier Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

For full article refer WorkCover News Issue 87