28th of April. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019

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The International Labor Organization (ILO) celebrates World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases worldwide. Also, April 28 is the date chosen by the global trade union movement to pay tribute to the victims of occupational accidents and diseases.

The ILO aims to raise global awareness of the magnitude and consequences of work-related accidents, injuries and diseases by placing workers’ health and safety at the top of international agendas and supporting action at all levels.

This year 2019, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is inspired by the ILO’s Centennial and the current discussions the Organization is leading about the future of work. The ILO tries to take stock of its 100 years of work to improve safety and health at work, and assess how to continue the efforts made towards the future, through major changes in technology, demography, work organization and climate change.

April 28 will be the beginning of many events and global activities that the ILO will organize during the rest of the year around the subject of safety and health and the future of work. In addition, the ILO will present a global report where it will share the 100-year history of saving lives and promoting safe and healthy work environments. The report seeks to capture the evolution of occupational safety and health since before the foundation of the ILO in 1919 until today, going through the main events that have contributed to improving the evolution of the Organization.

Similarly, the global report will address changes in employment patterns, technology (digitization and CIT, work in digital platforms, automation and robotics), demography, globalization, climate change and other drivers that affect the dynamics of safety and health. The ILO will present 33 articles of opinion written by the real protagonists of the occupational safety and health community around the world, who will share powerful messages and testimonies about OSH and the future of work from multiple technical and practical points of view .

If you want more information about the events and activities organized by the ILO, click on the links below.

Source: International Labor Organization (ILO)

World Day for Safety and Health at Work (ILO)