World Day for Safety and Health at Work


Date: April 28

Organized By: UN, ILO

Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


Safety at Woekplace


Background

World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed on April 28 every year. This day is observed to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health can help reduce the number of work related deaths and injuries.


Themes

2017: Optimize the collection and use of OSH data

2016: Workplace Stress: a collective challenge

2015: Join in building an OSH preventive culture

2014: Safety and Health in the use of chemicals at work

2013: The prevention of occupational diseases

2012: Promoting safety and health in a green economy

2011: OSH management system: A tool for continual improvement

2010: Emerging risks and new patterns of prevention in a changing world of work

2009: Health and life at work: a basic human right

2008: Managing Risk in the Work Environment

2007: Safe and healthy workplaces – Making decent work a reality

2006: Accident and ill-health prevention


Actions and Programs

There are many activities and programs are organized around the world by national authorities, trade unions, NGO’s to celebrate the day.


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