World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022: “Let’s make work safe together; Let’s work together safely at height!”

  1. Participant

  2. Marco Boly, Director of the ITM

    Marco Boly, Director of the ITM

  3. Georges Engel, Minister for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, during his speech

    Georges Engel, Minister for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, during his speech

One of the main causes of accidents at work is falling from a height.

April 28th is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. In this context, and in order to sensitize all stakeholders to this issue, the ITM, in collaboration with the Training Institute for the Construction Sector (IFSB), organized a conference at which the launch of the campaign “Together we save jobs; let’s do our work at height safely!”.

On that occasion, Georges Engel, Minister for Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy, recalled that “occupational accidents are an unacceptable scourge” and that “prevention is more relevant than ever in matters of health and safety at work”, encouraged the minister Participants to promote a preventive safety and health culture. The aim is to enable employees to go to their place of work, work there and return home safely.”

Bruno Renders, director of the IFSB, insisted that “one euro invested in security equals two euros recovered in terms of competitiveness”.

Marco Boly, Director of the ITM, presents the state of affairs in Luxembourg and the campaign “Let’s make work safe together; Let’s make working at height safe together!”. confirms that investments in employee safety are beneficial not only from an economic point of view, but also for the positive image of the employer. In addition, Marco Boly concluded: “Fatal accidents represent the loss of a football team every year in Luxembourg, this is unacceptable! Falls from heights are responsible for two to five deaths a year, so responding to the ground is important.”

Frank Weisgerber, Head of the lTM’s Works and Accidents Service (CCA), illustrated Marco Boly’s remarks by showing the dangerous situations faced by labor inspectors on the job and the fatal accidents that unfortunately result.

In addition, four posters on working with the risk of falling, specially developed for the day, were unveiled to the participants to illustrate the importance of using collective protective equipment.

Jérôme Fougeron, Director of Grand Est at OPPBTP (Professional Association for the Prevention of Construction and Public Works), presented the “Work at height, no room for error” campaign launched in France in 2015 in the construction sector and the results of this awareness-raising. increase effort.

With the participation of more than 160 people, World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 “Together, let’s secure our work; Together, let’s secure our work at height!”, organized by the ITM together with the IFSB, great success.

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