World Day for Safety and Health at Work
World Day for Safety and Health at Work will take place this year on April 28! This day was declared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual awareness-raising campaign “intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health and on the magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide”.
Since emerging as a global crisis in early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts everywhere. It 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 our world of work. That is why the theme for 2021 is “Anticipate, Prepare and Respond to Crises.” This 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.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is hosting an online seminar on April 28th from 1:30 to 2:45pm CET. The aim of this global virtual webinar is to stimulate dialogue on the importance of investing in safety and health at work in responding to emergencies and crises affecting workplaces, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 World Day for Safety and Health at Work calls on leveraging the main elements of national OSH systems, highlighting how each element is of equal significance and relevancy when facing these challenges. You can sign up by clicking this link!