The target is the 50% accidents reduction by 2030
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, signed by the 193 UN member in 2015, mentions 17 universal and interconnected goals to be achieved for a better and more sustainable future for all.
The essential objectives regard themes such as the fight against hunger and poverty, the fight against climate change, social
and gender equality, the right to health and education, decent work or access to water and energy. Safety, in particular safety at work it is only mentioned as a sub-objective of decent work goal; if we consider that, still in 2020, in Italy 554,340 accidents at work were reported to the INAIL, of which 1,270 with fatal results, we realize how important it is to keep the spotlight on
this aspect and, above all, to act concretely at a cultural level. This is the reason why the LHS Foundation celebrates the World Day for Health and Safety at Work, on April 28th, with the support of the “Italia Loves Sicurezza” movement, with the launch of “Objective 18”, the communication campaign that symbolically aims to add an eighteenth objective focused on the culture of health and safety, at work and in daily life. The final target, to be reached by 2030, is the 50% accidents reduction at work, on roads and in our homes.
As Professor Stefano Zamagni, a great friend and esteemed economist, says, we must increasingly embrace the idea that we all are responsible, not only for what we do, but also for what we DON’T do to avoid an accident. Awareness, information and training are fundamental, but this challenge involves politics and institution, organizations and the whole society, in the perspective of a shared social responsibility. If you also want to contribute to the achievement of Objective 18, subscribe to the newsletter of the LHS Foundation and join the network of Italia Loves Sicurezza, the free movement that brings together people who promotes and defends the values of health and safety.