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29 April 2024 Posted by 


Time to reflect on workplace illness
ON April 28, International Workers Memorial Day, we pause to reflect with the families and friends who have lost loved ones due to workplace death or occupational illness whilst at work.
The annual Central Coast Service was held at the Ourimbah Memorial Wall of Remembrance on Monday, April 29.  It was well attended by family and friends who have lost loved ones, community members and local representatives. This Service has been ongoing since it was first officially opened in 2006.
The Service provides an opportunity for our community to remember those we have lost, but also reminds us to recognise the importance of work, health and safety conditions in our workplaces and that we can always do better.
Representatives from different levels of government attended along with SafeWork NSW, Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia, various trade union representatives and local singer- songwriter, ASHA, who delivered her heartfelt tunes to accompany the service.
David Mehan MP said: “The International Workers Memorial Day Service on the Central Coast has become etched in our community.  Hosting this event is a privilege to do and one that allows our community to remember the dead and fight for the living.”
“It’s also a poignant reminder that we can lose a loved one due to workplace incident or illness quite suddenly and without warning. Conversations around workplace safety should always be front of mind as every death is preventable.”
“Central Coast residents who have lost a loved one because of work are welcome to have that person’s name recorded on this wall, to honour their work and remind us of the loss to our community and can contact my office for this to be arranged.”


Michael Walls
0407 783 413

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