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
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.