World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2018
Saturday 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. This is a day for promoting safety and health in the workplace and to honour those who have died from work-related injury or illness.
This year we encourage you to promote Generation Safe and Healthy and highlight the importance of improving safety and healthy for young workers and our generations to come.
Young workers have an increased risk of workplace injury due to their lack of experience, maturity and awareness of WHS responsibilities. The focus for this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day is to build safe and healthy workplaces for young workers and future generations!
Help create a safe and healthy environment for young workers by:
- providing the right tools and training to complete work safely;
- educating young workers about WHS rights and responsibilities; and
- empowering young workers to have the confidence to speak up about safety and healthy in the workplace.
As we onboard a growing number of new and young employees across our business, it is more important than ever to:
- enforce Sodexo’s Zero Harm culture and safe operating practices;
- ensure the right tools and equipment are used; and
- ensure each and every person demonstrates safety leadership and ownership; and
- cultivate safety awareness with ‘3 Checks for Safety’
Three checks for safety
So, before you start a job, it’s important to ask yourself these three simple questions:
Do I know how to do the job?
Take the time to make sure you fully understand everything you need to be safe. Doing the job right ensures your safety and the safety of those around you.
Do I have the right equipment?
There is specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and tools for each job. Be sure that you have all the tools and equipment you need to work efficiently and safely: for example, a hard hat, protective goggles or a pair of gloves when handling hot dishes.
Is my environment safe?
Look around you – safety risks can be everywhere. A chair left in the hallway after a meeting; a loose electric cable left unchecked. Accidents can stem from the smallest things, check that your surroundings are safe before carrying out the job.