Safety and health at work

Every day, people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.78 million deaths per year. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries each year, resulting in more than 4 days of absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 3.94 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year.

The ILO aims to create worldwide awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related accidents, injuries and diseases and to place the health and safety of all workers on the international agenda to stimulate and support practical action at all levels.

Decent work is safe work.

News

  1. COVID-19: Country policy responses

    The world of work and COVID-19: How countries are responding

    09 April 2020

  2. © Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Women health workers: Working relentlessly in hospitals and at home

    07 April 2020

  3. © Luis ACOSTA / AFP 2020

    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and labour demand

    ILO: COVID-19 causes devastating losses in working hours and employment

    07 April 2020

Courses

  1. Deadline for application: 16 October 2020

    Emerging technologies on Social Protection (NEW)

    23 - 27 November 2020

  2. Deadline for application: 04 October 2020

    ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses

    9 - 13 November 2020

  3. Fecha limite para la inscripción: 11 octubre 2020

    Gestión de la seguridad y salud en el trabajo (course in Spanish)

    2 - 13 November 2020