This year’s World Health Day theme is
This year’s World Health Day theme is ‘Beat Diabetes’. The statistics for people with diabetes are astounding, 350 million people worldwide, Type 2 accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide with reports of Type 2 diabetes in children have increased worlwide.
In Australia 280 Australians develop diabetes every day, that’s one person every 5 minutes, check out Diabetes Australia https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/ for useful information on Diabetes, Living with Diabetes, Food and Activity & Research & Advocacy.
Every year some two million men and women lose their lives through accidents and diseases linked to their work. In addition, there are 270 million occupational accidents and 160 million occupational diseases each year,
incurring US$ 2.8 trillion in costs for lost working time and expenses for treatment, compensation and rehabilitation. Fatalities, accidents and illness at work are highly preventable and we have an obligation to act.
A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention.
In Australia alone last year according to Safe Work Australia, www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au, 193 workers lost their lives and as of 7th March this year 22 Australian workers have been killed. These numbers are too high and we all need to work together to secure a safe & healthy working environment, get involved in implementing positive changes to your workplace ask us how