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INTERNATIONAL WORKERS' MEMORIAL DAY -

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International Workers' Memorial Day is April 28 every year.

It's the day that we remember and mourn for the dead and vow to protect the living. We encourage everyone to honour those who have lost their lives at work by taking part in 1 minute of silence at 11:00AM on the day.

If you would like to attend an event on the day, there are many events being held around the country. Click on the tab above for Workers' Memorial Day Events or click here

We must continue to ensure that all workers are protected in the workplace. Use this day as an opportunity to check how you could improve the safety of your workplace and prevent needless injury and tragic deaths.

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See our many resources about health and safety at work, and tips for avoiding Hazards below.  

Hearing Loss: Did you know that at the noise level standard of 85dBA nearly one in five workers will suffer hearing loss over the course of their working life. For this reason the AMWU has distributed posters and booklets to encourage our HSRs to take up the issue of noise levels.

Click here for the poster and booklet. Contact your state H&S contact if you haven't received a copy in the mail {please note Victorian HSRs will have received a different poster} 

For further information contact your AMWU Delegate, Organiser or health and safety contact person. 

For information about these fact sheets or to order copies, contact us at amwu@amwu.asn.au or ring the HelpDesk on 1300 732 698

Links to useful web sites.

Victorian union site for OHS Reps 

A Union friendly service:  Workers Health Centre Sydney

ACTU: SafeAtWork 

International health and safety site with lots of information: Hazards

Work and cancer: Cancer Hazards 

Government H&S information, with links to State and Territory health and safety websites:  SafeWork Australia  

Injured Workers Support Network: based in NSW, the website has links to groups across the country.  

 

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