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International Workers’ Memorial Day is held each year on 28 April to remember the hundreds of thousands of workers around the world who are killed, disabled, injured or made unwell through their work.

This year, the ITF is backing the ITUC theme for 28 April which is ‘removing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace’.

This theme is strongly linked to the ITF cross-sectional container safety campaign which covers fumigation and toxic gases in containers.

The container safety campaign also covers issues of improper packing, dangerous goods and container weights, and misdeclaration of contents. It was launched during the ITF action week in October 2014.