On April 28, the “International Day of Remembrance for Victims of Accidents and Diseases at Work” is celebrated. This year, to give the date the deserved highlight, the Municipal Department of Health (SS), of the City Council of Juiz de Fora (PJF), through its Department of Worker Health Surveillance (Dvisat ), of the Municipal Health Council and of the Intersectoral Committee of Workers’ Health (Cistt), invite to a debate table, in hybrid mode, on the theme “Information, monitoring and health care for workers in the world of work current. What city do we want? “.
The event, which will take place at the Teatro Paschoal Carlos Magnolocated Rua Gilberto de Alencar, behind São Sebastião Church, in the centeralso transmitted by PJF YouTube, will take place on Thursday 28, at 2 p.m., is open to all interested parties and is aimed at those who struggle and believe in the collective construction of a universal, integral and equitable SUS. The table will have the participation of the Secretary of Health, Ivan Chebli; Robson Marques, General Secretary of the Bank Workers’ Union and representative of the Cistt, as mediator; and the presence online by Ronaldo Teodoro, professor at the UERJ Institute of Social Medicine and researcher at the Center for Brazilian Republican Studies (Cerbras/UFMG).
In Juiz de Fora, since 2008, the Dvisat/Regional Reference Center for Workers’ Health of Juiz de Fora (Cerest), together with the Municipal Health Council, members of Cistt and representatives of workers’ unions, celebrate this very important date. symbolic, each year, as a way to create a local culture of resistance and appreciation.
International Day of Remembrance for Victims of Occupational Injuries and Diseases
On April 28, 1969, a mine explosion in the state of Virginia, in the United States, caused the death of dozens of workers. This date has been consecrated by the International Labor Organization (ILO) as the “International Day of Remembrance for Victims of Occupational Accidents and Diseases”.
However, the first celebrations of this day were born at the initiative of the Canadian labor movement and the example was followed by many other countries. In 2003, the ILO incorporated and formalized the date as a day of mourning for workers who are victims in the exercise of their profession throughout the world.
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