News release: Is your workplace safe?

Geneva, Switzerland, 2015-04-27 – When people go to work, they usually expect to carry out their activities in a healthy and safe environment. It is up to employers and workers to do all they can to make the workplace safe for all who enter it.

Workplace dangers
There are many possible hazards in the workplace, such as automatic doors, which should open and close with enough time to pass through safely. On trains or subways, you want them to remain closed for the travel duration. Cranes on building sites which could collapse due to overload, causing possible harm to humans or damage to property. Chemicals or other hazardous materials that are used during production processes or stored at the work place.

On 28 April, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will celebrate the World Day for safety and health at work with the theme, ‘Join in building a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health (OSH)’.