World Day for Safety and Health at Work

IMPORTANT DAYS, BOOKS & AUTHORS

Globally to spread awareness on the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated every year on 28 April. Since 2003, the day is observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to raise awareness on the adoption of safe practices in workplaces and the role that occupational safety and health (OSH) services play. 

This year (2022), the celebration focuses on enhancing social dialogue towards a culture of safety and health.

It is an awareness-raising campaign that intends to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safe and healthy work culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.

The theme for World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 is "Participation And Social Dialogue In Creating A Positive Safety And Health Culture."

The day has got its importance as 6,300 people die every day, as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases and 317 million accidents occur at the workplace annually.

Additionally, since 1996, on 28th April the trade union movement has celebrated the International Commemoration Day globally for Dead and Injured Workers.

   Important points for the exam:

  • The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated every year on 28 April globally.
  • The day has been celebrated by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003.
  • The objective of observing this day is to spread awareness on the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases.
  • The theme fixed for this year (2022) is "Participation And Social Dialogue In Creating A Positive Safety And Health Culture."
  • Additionally, since 1996, on 28th April the trade union movement has celebrated the International Commemoration Day globally for Dead and Injured Workers.

   Facts to know:

  • The International Labour Organization (ILO) was started in 1919.
  • Headquarters of ILO: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Director-General of ILO: Guy Ryder.
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