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Right at Home Awareness: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

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The 28th of April will mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work. As Australia's premier home care provider we take safety and health at work very seriously.

 

For background, in 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO) began to observe World Day in order to stress the prevention of accidents and diseases at work, capitalizing on the ILO's traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue. According to the United Nations, this celebration is an integral part of the Global Strategy on Occupational Safety and Health of the ILO, as documented in the Conclusions of the International Labour Conference in June 2003.  

One of the main pillars of the Global Strategy is advocacy. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a significant tool to raise awareness around how to make work safe and healthy and the need to raise the political profile of occupational safety and health. The 28th of April is also the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers – a worldwide trade union movement since 1996. 

New and emerging occupational risks may be caused by technical innovation or by social or organizational change, such as: 

  • New technologies and production processes, e.g. nanotechnology, biotechnology 
  • New working conditions, e.g. higher workloads, work intensification from downsizing, poor conditions associated with migration for work, jobs in the informal economy 
  • Emerging forms of employment, e.g. self-employment, outsourcing, temporary contracts 

In Australia, our local body Safe Work Australia develops national policy for safe work places in Australia. Right at Home Australia joins Safe Work Australia in the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work to help promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.  

Governments, employers, and employees alike are responsible for stopping on-the-job deaths and injuries. Governmental and private regulatory agencies are further responsible for providing the infrastructure, laws, and services necessary to ensure that workers remain employable and that enterprises flourish. What’s more, these agencies must enforce compliance with occupational safety and health legislation and policy.  


Keep up to date with COVID 19 information on the following links: 

Australian Government Department of Health 

Victorian Health and Human Services 

NSW Health 

Queensland Health 

ACT Health 

WA Department of Health 

Tasmanian Department of Health 

Northern Territory Department of Health 

SA Health 

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no package management fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget. 

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one. 

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website. 

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