Aon marks April 28, World Day for Safety & Health at Work

Aon marks April 28, World Day for Safety & Health at Work

SYDNEY April 27, 2017 - 28 April is World Day for Safety & Health at Work, a day to raise awareness about workplace safety and commemorate victims of unsafe work.

No one should be killed or injured as a result of an unsafe work environment. However, in 2016, 178 people tragically lost their life as a result of unsafe work. Preliminary estimates also indicate that 45 Australians have already been killed at work this year, so unfortunately there has not been much improvement this year so far.

The loss of a life or an incident causing injury or illness to a person significantly affects their families, loved ones and the wider community and impacts their livelihood.

As well as the devastating emotional impact, some tangible consequences include businesses risking direct and indirect costs in claims and productivity. The consequences for corporations and individuals not adhering to regulations are high, with penalties ranging up to $3 million and five years' imprisonment under the Work Health & Safety Legislation.

Health and safety starts with the choices we all make. Knowledge, communication and continual development empowers individuals and businesses to make quality choices for a safer, more productive and happier work environment.

Aon believes that healthy people equals a healthy business. This principle is at the very core of Aon's Work Health & Safety team, who offer a broad range of health & safety services to organisations to prevent injury and promote good health.

You can find out more here, and if you would like to discuss how Aon can further assist your business in the management of your Health & Safety, please contact your client manager.


Aon proudly support the Black Dog Institute in creating a mentally healthier world.

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