World Day for Safety and Health at Work

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2021 DateApril 28, 2021
2022 DateApril 28, 2022
World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health at Work History

World Day for Safety and Health at Work seeks to prevent occupational accidents and diseases at work. This day aims to raise awareness about health in the workplace. It encourages focusing on ways to promote and create a safe and healthy work culture that can reduce work-related deaths and injuries.

World Day for Safety and Health was established in 2003 by the International Labour Organization. It is observed annually on April 28th.

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work Facts

  • According to aflcio.org, about 5,250 workers in the US lost their lives while on the job in 2018.
  • About 450 homicides were attributed to workplace violence in the US in 2017.
  • A minimum wage worker working 40 hours a week in the US cannot afford a two-bedroom apartment in most US states.

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work - References and Related Sites

www.un.org: World Day for Safety and Health at Work
aflcio.org: Workplace Health and Safety

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