World Day for Safety and Health at Work

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work in United Nations in 2021
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About World Day for Safety and Health at Work

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Dates of World Day for Safety and Health at Work
2022 United Nations Thursday, April 28thWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
2021 United Nations Wednesday, April 28thWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
2020 United Nations Tuesday, April 28thWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
2019 United Nations Sunday, April 28thWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
Summary
Almost 3 million workers die each year from occupational accidents and work related diseases.

In 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO), began to observe World Day in order to stress the prevention of accidents and diseases at work, capitalizing on the ILO's traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue.

This celebration is an integral part of the Global Strategy on Occupational Safety and Health of the ILO, as documented in the Conclusions of the International Labour Conference in June 2003. One of the main pillars of the Global Strategy is advocacy, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a significant tool to raise awareness of how to make work safe and healthy and of the need to raise the political profile of occupational safety and health.

April 28th is also the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers organized worldwide by the trade union movement since 1996.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work takes place on April 28. The 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 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".

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