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International Workers Memorial Day - 28 April 2009


In the UK, each year 1,500 to 1,600 people are killed while doing their jobs - including those killed on the roads while working. And up to 50,000 people die each year in GB from work-related diseases: about 5,000 from asbestos diseases alone.
Unlike those dying in war or major incidents, they are not publicly remembered yet over two million people are killed by work worldwide each year - more than by war or AIDS.

Workers Memorial Day remembers them all and is part of the campaign to make workplaces safer, to reduce deaths, injuries and illness caused by work.

International Workers Memorial Day takes place on 28 April 2009. You can download more information by clicking on the links below:

Safety Reps Guide to International Workers Memorial Day 2009

IWM Day 2009 theme: ‘Good occupational health for all workers'

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