Safety and health at work

Every day, people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases. Each year, at least 1.9 million people died and 90 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) were estimated to be attributable to exposure to 19 major occupational risk factors. Additionally there’s some 360 million non-fatal occupational accidents each year (resulting in more than 4 days of absence of work).

Highlights

  1. WHO/ILO joint estimates

    Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year

    WHO/ILO global estimates on disease and injury in the workplace outline the level of preventable premature deaths due to exposure to work-related health risks.

  2. ILO Flagship Programme

    Safety + Health for All launches its second phase, reaching up to 138 million workers worldwide

    As the ILO Flagship Programme Safety + Health for All launches its second phase (2021-2025), it will continue to bring together governments, social partners, the private sector and other stakeholders to improve the safety and health of more than 138 million workers around the world.

Video statements

  1. Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General

  2. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO

  3. Marty Walsh, United States Secretary of Labor

  4. Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour for Canada