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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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010WedApr 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
2011ThuApr 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
2012SatApr 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
2013SunApr 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
2014MonApr 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
2015TueApr 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
2016ThuApr 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
2017FriApr 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
2018SatApr 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
2019SunApr 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance
2020TueApr 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUnited Nations observance

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