• "Almost 3 million workers die each year from occupational accidents and work related diseases. This is an unacceptable and avoidable human cost. We can and must reduce and eliminate such deaths, injuries and diseases from work."

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder
Manal Azzi - Coordinator, Senior specialist

Email : azzi@ilo.org

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019

Safety and health and the future of work - 28 April 2019

Inspired by the ILO centenary anniversary and discussions on the future of work, the world day this year attempts to take stock of a 100 years of work in improving occupational safety and health and looks to the future for continuing these efforts through major changes such as technology, demographics, sustainable development including climate change and changes in work organization.
The official World Day on 28 April 2019 will only be the beginning of worldwide events and activities to continue throughout the rest of the year. More

33 Original and Exclusive Think Pieces

33 original and exclusive think pieces from the real faces of the occupational safety and health community from around the world. List all

Panel Discussion on Technology and Well-being in the World of Work
9 July 2019
Changes in work practices, demographics, technology and the drive towards sustainable development are creating challenges but also new opportunities to improve the well-being of workers. Technology, such as digitization, automation and robotics, can affect psychosocial health and increase other health risks, but it can also improve the well-being of the workers.

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  1. Statement

    An unacceptable human cost

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder outlined the importance of occupational safety and health to sustainable development and decent work, in a speech at the All Russia Week on Occupational Safety and Health, at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

  1. World Day 2019 in the Media

    ILO on Global Connections TV with Bill Miller

    "Dr. Manal Azzi, Leading Expert in the Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the UN International Labor Organization, discusses the recent report, “Safety and Health at the Heart of Future Work: Building on 100 Years of Experience,” highlighting four major forces driving change: technology, demographic shifts, development and climate change and organizational flexibility." June 18, 2019

  2. © DW

    World Day 2019 in the Media

    Interview with Deutsche Welle: 7500 people die of work-related illness and injury daily

    An ILO report on occupational safety and health (OSH), published ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments. ILO Technical Specialist on Occupational Safety and Health, Manal Azzi discusses the report's findings with Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

  3. © UN Web TV


    Live Event for the World Day 2019 UN Headquarters NY 

    1 May 2019 - The protection of workers from harm has been at the core of the ILO’s mandate since its inception in 1919. Building on 100 years of experience, this event will explore the changes brought forward when moving into the future of work such as technology, demographics, work organization and climate change.

  4. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019 around the world

    TV Interview with ILO expert Dr. Manal Azzi on Al Hurra TV, 28 April 2019 on the occasion of the World Day bringing public attention to the need to prevent accidents, diseases and fatalities in the workplace.

  5. © UN News

    News article

    Stress, overtime, disease, contribute to 2.8 million workers’ deaths per year, reports UN labour agency

    Stress, excessively-long working hours and disease, contribute to the deaths of nearly 2.8 million workers every year, while an additional 374 million people get injured or fall ill because of their jobs, the UN labour agency, ILO, said on Thursday.

  6. Press release

    ILO Head: ‘All countries should ratify health and safety conventions’

    Speaking in Russia ahead of the World Dav for Safety and Health at Work, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said the well-being of workers continues to be a priority for the ILO as the world of work undergoes rapid change.

  7. News

    OSH Month in Qatar

    First Qatar OSH month comes to a successful close

  8. Press release

    New safety and health issues emerge as work changes

    A new report on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), published ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, reviews the ILO’s 100 years of achievements, and reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments