The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 focuses on enhancing social dialogue towards a culture of safety and health.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work represents the awareness and promotion of ways that help prevent occupational diseases and accidents worldwide. It represents the development and maintenance of a robust Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management system. And ever since the pandemic, the OSH management system has gained more importance than it had before.
World Day for Safety and Health: Theme
This year’s theme of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is ” Participation And Social Dialogue In Creating A Positive Safety And Health Culture”
World Day for Safety and Health: History
The Annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work was first observed in 2003 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). It stresses the importance of the prevention of accidents and diseases at work. The day is considered as a crucial tool for carving out a top-shelf political position for occupational safety and health.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- International Labour Organisation Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
- International Labour Organisation Director-General; Guy Ryder;
- International Labour Organisation Founder: Paris Peace Conference;
- International Labour Organisation Founded: 1919.