A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention.
On 28 April we also mark the Workers’ Memorial Day to honor the working people died or injured at the workplace every year. It is an ideal opportunity to stress on the importance of active workers participation in risk prevention.
This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, gives rise to a global campaign to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labor.
Young people are one of the most vulnerable groups in the workplace as they have limited life and work experience. They are more likely to have serious accidents and to become victims of violence and harassment at work and their protection is on top of the EU agenda.
Statistics show that 18- to 24-year-olds are more likely to have a serious accident at work than older adults. New to the workplace, young people may lack experience and often lack both physical and psychological maturity. They may not take seriously enough the risks that they face. Other factors that put young people at greater risk include:
It is the employer’s responsibility to protect the safety and health of workers and they should pay particular attention to young workers. They must carry out a risk assessment before a young person starts work and put in place measures to protect them.
‘Health, Safety, Environment & Quality’ (HSEQ) are the core values of our company. Your input in our efforts to define, establish and integrate these values throughout the entire organization creates added value, both for our clients and for us. By integrating these core values into all our activities, we underline our constant commitment to incident-free workplaces, day in, day out. Integration of safety into our company culture all starts with safety awareness of each employee.
STAY SAFE…at all times