World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021: In times of a pandemic, investing is preventing

The ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean will host an online event to address the unprecedented challenges of safety and health in the workplace caused by COVID-19

Lima - The ILO Office for Latin America and the Caribbean will hold a special virtual conversation on 28 April to address the challenges to safety and health in the workplace posed by the COVID-19 crisis, with a special call for #ResiliencewithDecentWork.

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The meeting called "World Day for Health and Safety at Work 2021 – SafeDay 2021: Investing is preventing", will launch a series of activities aimed at promoting safe and risk-free work for all within the framework of a Regional Initiative for Safety and Health at Work at the heart of the post-pandemic response.

The event will take place on 28 April at 09:00am Lima (08:00am Mexico City, San José; 09:00am Lima, Bogota; 10:00am Santiago, Bridgetown, Asunción; 11:00am Brasilia, Montevideo, Buenos Aires).
It will take place via Zoom and is expected to last 1.5 hours. The link to register will be available in the days leading up to the event.

The meeting will share the views of representatives from governments, employers' and workers' organizations, as well as local public figures, occupational safety and health specialists, and ILO experts.
The virtual conversation will feature interpretation in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

This regional event is part of a global initiative developed by the ILO, entitled "Anticipating Crises, Preparing and Responding - Investing Today in Resilient Occupational Safety and Health Systems (OSH)".

The ILO has emphasized that the COVID-19 pandemic has led governments, employers, workers and the general population to face unprecedented challenges in relation to the coronavirus and the many effects it has had on the world of work.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 focuses on strategies to strengthen national occupational safety and health (OSH) systems to build resilience to address crises, today and in the future. It will leverage lessons learned and experiences from the world of work.

Please check back soon for more updates including the final agency and don't forget to register here.