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  World Day for
Safety and Health at Work

An Annual Event

28 April 2005
 
 
 
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2005: CREATING AND SUSTAINING A PREVENTATIVE SAFETY AND HEALTH CULTURE

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is intended to focus international attention on promoting and creating a preventative safety and health culture at work and to help reduce the number of work-related deaths each year. This year, as in previous years, tripartite events have taken place world wide, and a number of products are available from this web page. You are invited to join us in promoting this important day.

RELEASED FOR 28 APRIL 2005:
  • Global Estimates of Fatal Work Related Diseases and Occupational Accidents, World Bank Regions 2005, most data collected in 2001

  • Statement by the ILO's Director General

  • Video statement by H.E. the Prime Minister of Thailand




History of 28 April
In 2003, the ILO began to observe World Day stressing the prevention of illness and accidents at work, capitalizing on its traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue. 28 April is also a day the world's trade union movement has long associated with commemorating victims of occupational accidents and disease.

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ILO Partners
SafeWork
ACT/EMP
ACTRAV
Social Protection
DCOMM

Social Partners
IOE
ICFTU
 
 
 
 

Updated by JC, approved by DG. Last modification: 29.04.2005.