OHS Organisation & Professionals Oppose Military Aggression - Crime against Humanity

OHS Organisation & Professionals Oppose Military Aggression - Crime against Humanity

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Dear Global Occupational Safety and Health Community of Institutions & Professionals & Colleagues,

Re:                   Strongly Condemn Military Aggression - Statement by the European Society of Occupational Safety and Health (ESOSH)

We are writing to request your support and petition endorsement to Strongly Condemn Military Aggression against Ukraine.

As an Occupational Safety and Health Community we professionally protect people; with the highest measure being protection of human life from the impacts of work.

This is reflected within the European Society of Occupational Safety and Health (ESOSH) Code of Conduct[1]of our professional association, with currently more than 2,000 members from 13 countries. 

“ ….protection of the highest value – life and health of people…”

European Society of Occupational Safety and Health (ESOSH) strongly condemn armed aggression against Ukraine and any other nation, as this directly leads to deaths and human suffering, including those who are at work. 
 
It has been previous experience that international safety and health organizational brands are silent regarding military conflict. 
 
In recent years socio-political and macro-societal changes have emerged and there are numbers of advice available for companies that are considering making social or political stands. 
 
PEW Research Center found that millennials and Gen Zers generally prefer companies that make their social and political opinions known and it has been experienced that belief-driven buyers refuse to buy from an organisation unless they know its stance on specific issues[2]

The key is for organisation to know who they are, and who their core stakeholders are, and what those stakeholders believe in[3].

We believe that as an Occupational Health and Safety Organisation; your core stakeholders are Occupational Health and Safety Professionals who believe people should not be harmed at work.

Is silence really merely inaction or is it an acquiescence to injustice?[4]

We believe that silence on this matter by an Occupational Health and Safety Organisation could be viewed as acquiescence (the reluctant acceptance of something without protest).

We also believe that this contradicts the foundations of our Occupational Health and Safety profession; when military or armed aggression is commenced many people are at work; during military or armed aggression people are still at work, the workers must be safe. 
 
The European Society of Occupational Safety and Health (ESOSH) are currently operating in Ukraine, and under heavy attack from the aggressor country of the Russian Federation; as an organisation we have agreed to take a stand for now and in the future to unequivocally condemn any military action of aggressive from one state against another. 
 
We (The European Society of Occupational Safety and Health (ESOSH)) appeal to:
1. Other International Institutions and Individual professionals working in the field of occupational safety and health to also oppose military aggression as a crime against humanity. 

2. Please sign our online petition (as an INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANISATION) to show your support to Ukraine to strongly condemn military aggression against Ukraine. https://www.change.org/nomilitaryaggression 

Military aggression should be condemned by health and safety specialists worldwide.

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