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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Join us in honoring World Day for Safety and Health at Work - promote workplace safety & health awareness to ensure a safe and healthy future!
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Come together to recognize and celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28! This international holiday was created in 2003 by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote safer and healthier working conditions in all workplaces around the world. This is an important event as it not only raises awareness about worker safety, but also helps to create better policies and legislation that will ensure workers are safe from any potential harm or danger. It's a great opportunity to show your support for workplace safety by recognizing those who have worked hard to make this happen!

History of World Day for Safety and Health at Work

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of the Holiday</div><div class='timeline-text'>The International Labour Organization (ILO) establishes World Day for Safety and Health at Work to promote safer and healthier working conditions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Global Campaign</div><div class='timeline-text'>ILO launches the first major global campaign on occupational safety and health to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Promoting Youth Safety</div><div class='timeline-text'>The ILO focuses on youth in the 2008 awareness campaign, recognising the vulnerability of young workers to workplace accidents.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>OHS Management System Standards</div><div class='timeline-text'>The ILO promotes their Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management system standards as a tool for improving workplace safety.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Trends in Work Safety</div><div class='timeline-text'>The ILO releases a report on global trends in work safety, injuries, and diseases, informing future priorities and initiatives.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pandemic Safe Workplace Practices</div><div class='timeline-text'>In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO promotes safe workplace practices for controlling infections and preventing workplace transmissions.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a Health Fair</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Bring together different health and safety professionals, like medical professionals, ergonomists, and occupational therapists, to provide information and answer questions to employees.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Conduct Worksite Inspections</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make sure that all areas of the work site are up to safety standards. Check to make sure that all equipment is maintained properly, and all exits are clearly marked.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Hold a Safety Training</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather staff for a meeting to discuss safety protocols and procedures, review emergency procedures, and make sure everyone is up-to-date on the latest safety regulations.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Run a Safety Contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Encourage employees to come up with creative ideas for workplace safety improvements by offering a prize for the best idea.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Relax at Work</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Encourage employees to take breaks throughout the day, stretch their legs and get some fresh air in order to reduce stress levels and increase productivity.</p></div></div>

Why World Day for Safety and Health at Work is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Safety and health at work is an important issue</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Work-related accidents, illnesses, and fatalities are all too common. Establishing safety regulations and procedures in the workplace can help ensure employees remainhealthy, safe, and productive while on the job.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes better working conditions</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Ensuring that there are adequate safety measures in place helps reduce risks associated with a particular job or area. This can result in improved morale as workers feel more secure when it comes to their safetyand well-being.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It can prevent costly litigation</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Failing to comply with safety regulations can lead to expensive and time consuming litigation for businesses if an accident does occur on their watch. Adhering to safety protocols can help protect businessesfrom costly legal action should an accident occur.</p></div></div>

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When is World Day for Safety and Health at Work?

World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated on April 28 every year. In 2024, it will fall on a Sunday.

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