The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is intended to focus international
attention on promoting and creating decent, safe work. The ILO aims to reduce the
number of work-related deaths each year, including those resulting from HIV/AIDS, and to make work
decent by eliminating workplace stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS. This year, as
in previous years, tripartite events are taking place
world wide, and a number of products are available from this web page to support those efforts.
You are invited to join us in promoting this important day.
RELEASED 28 APRIL 2006
ILO Director General's Statement for World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2006
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.
Campaign posters to promote ratification of ILO Conventions on occupational safety and health now available