World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023: A safe and healthy working environment is a fundamental principle and right at work
28 April 2023
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022
28 April 2022
The ILO hosted a high-level virtual discussion, exploring the topic of participation and social dialogue for creating a preventative safety and health culture.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022: Act together to build a positive safety and health culture
28 April 2022
ILO Webinar in collaboration with the WHO
5 April 2022
This webinar will present the findings and suggestions from the new technical brief on healthy and safe teleworking, jointly developed by the WHO and ILO. The speakers will discuss the health benefits and risks of teleworking and the changes needed to accommodate the shift towards different forms of remote work arrangements brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the digital transformation of work. They will also discuss the responsibilities of governments, employers, and workers in this regard.
28 April 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led governments, employers, workers and the general population to face unprecedented challenges in relation to the virus and the many effects it has had on the world of work. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on strategies to strengthen national occupational safety and health (OSH) systems to build resilience, in order to face crises now and in the future, drawing on lessons learned and experiences from the world of work.
28 April 2020
Join us for a webinar on the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 - Stop the pandemic: Safety and health at work can save lives
28 April 2020
Recognizing the great challenge that governments, employers, workers and whole societies are facing worldwide to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on addressing the outbreak of infectious diseases at work, focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic.
28 April 2019
Improving the Safety and Health of Young Workers
28 April 2018
This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay) and the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) are coming together in a joint campaign to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour.
Collection and use of OSH data
28 April 2017
The ILO’s campaign for the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health (OSH) data. The ILO welcomes the opportunity to work with member States, social partners and other interested parties to face this OSH data challenge and meet their commitment on the implementation of the objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and their obligations under ILO conventions.
Work place stress
28 April 2016
This year, “Workplace Stress: a collective challenge” is the theme of the campaign of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The report will draw attention to current global trends on work-related stress and its impact.
Join in building a culture of prevention on OSH
28 April 2015
A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention.
Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work
28 April 2014
“Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work“ is the theme for the 2014 World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Marking the day, an ILO report shows that while chemicals can be useful, necessary steps should be taken to prevent and control potential risks for workers, workplaces, communities and the environment.
28 April 2013
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2013 focuses on the prevention of occupational diseases.
28 April 2012
The 2012 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) in a green economy. There is a shift in the world to a greener and more sustainable economy. However, even if certain jobs are considered to be “green”, the technologies used may protect the environment but not be safe at all.