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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Organizations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN) actively promote the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28 every year.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work
World Day for Safety and Health at Work helps raise awareness of workplace safety and health issues.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work helps raise awareness of workplace safety and health issues.
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What Do People Do?

The UN, ILO and other organizations, communities, individuals, and government bodies with an interest in workplace health and safety unite on or around April 28 to promote an international campaign known as World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The UN posts this event in its events calendar each year.

Community leaders and organizational representatives often promote the day by speaking out on issues such as workplace health and safety standards. Various media have promoted the day through news articles and broadcast programs. Different types of events and activities that center on workplace health and safety are held in many countries on or around April 28 each year.

Public Life

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an observance and is not a public holiday.

Background

The International Labour Organization (ILO) started observing the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28, 2003. The ILO is devoted to advancing opportunities for people to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. It aims to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, boost social protection, and strengthen dialogue in work-related issues.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
WedApr 282010World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
ThuApr 282011World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
SatApr 282012World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
SunApr 282013World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
MonApr 282014World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
TueApr 282015World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
ThuApr 282016World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
FriApr 282017World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
SatApr 282018World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
SunApr 282019World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
TueApr 282020World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance

Quick Facts

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed on April 28 each year.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
World Day for Safety and Health at WorkEnglish
Día mundial sobre la seguridad y la salud en el trabajoSpanish
היום עולמי לבטיחות ובריאות בעבודהHebrew
يوم السلامة العالميArabic
세계 노동 안전과 건강을 위한 날Korean
Welttag für Sicherheit und Gesundheit am ArbeitsplatzGerman

List of dates for other years

Fun Holiday on April 28, 2016

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