WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK
“Anticipate, prepare and respond to the crisis – INVEST IN RESILIENT OSH SYSTEMS”
Every 28th of April, Uganda joins the rest of the world to observe the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
The day is an awareness raising campaign intended to focus attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) and on the magnitude of work-related injuries, disease and fatalities worldwide.
Over the past one year, COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected nearly every aspect of the world of work, from the risk of transmission of the virus in workplaces, to OSH risks that have emerged as a result of measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions of Ugandans.
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 will focus on strategies to strengthen national OSH systems to build resilience, in order to face crises now and in the future, drawing on lessons learned and experiences from the world of work.
The theme for World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 is: “Anticipate, prepare and respond to the crisis – INVEST IN RESILIENT OSH SYSTEMS”
The Mode of celebration due to the social disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic and in adherence to the national coronavirus prevention guidelines in place, the celebrations will be held scientifically.
- Virtual National Symposium on COVID 19 and the World of Work: The online symposium of workers, employers and government representatives will address the impact of COVID-19 on the world of work, and how to build a better future of work after the pandemic.
- Newspaper articles
- Radio and Television talk shows
- Press statement by the Minister
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE SAFETY AND HEALTH WEEK, 23RD – 28TH APRIL 2021
|1||Monday 19th – Tuesday 27th April 2021||Radio & TV OSH Sensitisation Programmes UBC Namirembe FM Ltd Radio Maria||Morning and Evening 9:10 -10:00 hrs & 19.00 – 20.00hrs 20.00-21.00hrs & 11:00-12:00 hrs 20.30 – 21:30hrs|
|2||Friday 23rd April 2021||Webinar on the day’s theme: “Anticipate, prepare and respond to the crisis – INVEST IN RESILIENT OSH SYSTEMS” Webinar ID: 982 2080 0247 Passcode: 656123||14:30 – 15:30 hrs|
|4||Monday 19th – Wednesday 28th April 2021||Newspaper Articles and Newspaper supplement|
|3||Wednesday 28th April 2021||Press Conference by the Minister, at the Media Centre Launch of : SOPs for Prevention and Control of COVID 19 in the Agricultural SectorOSH Guidelines for Office Work EnvironmentGuidelines on safety of Compressed Gas Cylinders||10:00 – 12:00 hrs|