World Day for Safety and Health at Work

On the 28th of April World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed across the globe. This day also coincides with the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers.

Overview:

  • This day generates the promotion and awareness of ways that can help prevent occupational accidents and diseases across the world.
  • This day represents the maintenance and development of a robust Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management system.

History of this day

In the year 2003, this day was first observed in the year 2003 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). This day was organized to highlight the importance of the prevention of diseases and accidents at work. This day is important as it acts as a crucial tool to create awareness regarding occupational health and safety.

Significance of this day

Safety in the workplace is very important but it is still not practiced in many parts of the world. This is due to the fact that in some places the value of human life surpasses the industry demands. Hence this day is observed to highlight the importance of occupational health and safety. This day asks the policymakers and the industry to maintain good health and safety standards in the workplace. The policymakers must chart out laws and regulations to ensure the safety of the workers.

The theme of World Day for Safety And Health at Work 2022

‘Act together to build a positive safety and health culture’ is the theme for this year’s celebrations. The theme looks to encourage for strong work health with a healthy and safe work environment.

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