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World Safety Day

Safety and Health – at the heart of future work

Occupational Safety and Health has been a priority for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) since it was founded in 1919.

28 April 2019 marks the centenary anniversary and attempts to take stock of a 100 years of work in improving occupational safety and health and looks to the future for continuing these efforts through major changes such as technology, demographics, sustainable development including climate change and changes in work organisation.

The official World Day on 28 April 2019 will only be the beginning of worldwide events and activities to continue throughout the rest of the year, around the theme of safety and health and the future of work, celebrating and building on the wealth of knowledge and action accumulated over 100 years as we get ready to face and appreciate the changes brought forward by the future of work we want.

The ILO will launch a global report to that effect, sharing the story of a 100 years in saving lives and promoting safe and healthy working environments.

No job should take away your safety, health and well-being or your life.
Sadly, everyday across the world 7,500 people die due to unsafe and unhealthy working environments, of these, 6,500 per day are due to work related diseases.
Everyday over 1 million people get injured at work.  This has a major impact on workers and their families.
This event focuses international attention on the need to prevent deaths, injuries and diseases caused by work.