The purpose of IWMD is two-fold. Firstly it is about not forgetting those who have died, been injured, or made ill by their work. Secondly it is about ensuring that tragic loss and suffering are used to reinvigorate the campaign for healthier and safer work.
The campaign calls on us all to “Remember the dead, fight for the living.”
The number of people killed at work in Scotland has been rising in recent years, according to official figures. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said 20 workers lost their lives north of the border in 2012 – a rise of six on the previous year.
In this time of austerity, it is ever more important to protect our Health and Safety legislation, which is constantly under attack.
The Service will last for approx 30mins.