April 28, 2017

April 28 is variously called Workers’ Memorial Day, International Workers’ Memorial Day, International Commemoration Day (ICD) for the Dead and Injured, or Day of Mourning. It is an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.

It is also World Day for Safety and Health at Work, a UN International Day concerned about safe working conditions and to place occupational safety and health on the international and national agendas.

According to the International Labour Organization, one worker dies every 15 seconds worldwide. 6,000 workers die every day. More people die at work than in fighting wars.

This image was created by the US Department of Labor and is in the public domain.



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