Each year we gather to remember the workers who were killed at work and reaffirm our commitment to making workplaces safer.

The International Workers Memorial Day is a commemoration day for the dead and injured and takes place globally every year.

The theme for this year’s IWMD is ‘Remember the Dead, Fight like Hell for the Living’, focusing on strong OHS regulations, enforcement, sentencing and union rights.

The theme will also focus on exploring the impacts of climate change on occupational safety and health.

Changing weather patterns have notable impacts on the world of work, affecting workers’ safety and health; heat stress, UV radiation, air pollution, major industrial accidents, increased exposure to chemicals, travel to and from work, fatigue, increases in workplace injuries and stress-related disease as well as chronic health problems, including skin cancer and eye damage. – source

Image – Victorian Trades Hall Council