The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was first observed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in the year 2003 and laid importance on the prevention of accidents and diseases at the workplace.
The day is celebrated every year on April 28 and is important since a person spends most of his time at his workplace and so a secure workplace environment is something which everyone can expect.
The day which is being observed on April 28, 2020, aims at promoting the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases at the workplace.
Every day most of the time, people spend in the organisation where they work to earn money. It is important to maintain healthy standards at the workplace so, that any kind of mishappening, work-related injury etc. can be avoided. To create awareness among people World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated.
The main objective is to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and to promote healthy work culture so that several work-related deaths and injuries can be reduced. Do you know that 28 April is also an International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers which was organised in the whole world by the trade union movement since 1996? Every year, the ILO publishes a booklet and disseminates information on this issue.
The theme for World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 is "Stop the pandemic: Safety and health at work can save lives".