World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated on 28th April every year in order to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases at the workplace. This day will primarily focus on addressing the outbreak of infectious diseases at work, focusing on the Covid-19 pandemic.
What is the world day for safety and health at work all about?
It is an international observance day that is designed to raise public awareness of occupational health and safety. First introduced in 2003 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to help prevent work-related accidents and illness globally. Throughout the last two years of the pandemic, having a robust occupational health and safety framework that is all-inclusive at government and industry levels has been crucial in protecting the working environment and workers’ health and safety.
Why Support World Day for Safety and Health?
Taking part in the World Day for Safety and Health at work helps raise awareness of the problem internationally and promotes a prevention culture.
Aims and Objectives:
- It promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.
- It is an awareness-raising campaign to focus International attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help in reducing the number of work-related deaths and injuries.
- The ILO is using this day to raise awareness of the adoption of safe practices in workplaces and the role that Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) services play.
Today, on World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we want to increase public knowledge of health and safety issues through social media blog posts. To read our posts, stay tuned.