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Document ID (ISN)108431
CIS number 08-807
ISBN(s) 978-92-2-121138-9 (En); 978-92-2-221138-8 (fr); 978-92-2-321138-7 (es)
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Title My life, my work, my safe work - Managing risk in the work environment
Original title Wode shenghuo, wode gongzuo, wode gongzuo anquan [in Chinese]
Ma vie, mon travail, mon travail en sécurité - Gestion du risque en milieu de travail [in French]
Mi vida, mi trabajo, mi trabajo en seguridad - Gestión del riesgo en el medio laboral [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2008. 11p. Illus.
Internet access [in Chinese] [in Arabic] [in English] [in Spanish] [in French]
Abstract The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was created in order to promote safe, healthy and decent work around the world. Tripartite events took place world wide, and a number of products were published, including this booklet, to support these efforts. People everywhere are exposed to safety and health risks from their work. The ILO estimates that some 6,000 workers die each day worldwide as a result of work-related accidents or illness. And occupationally related deaths appear to be on the rise. Moreover, it is estimated that 270 million non-fatal work-related accidents occur each year (each resulting in at least three days' absence from work) as well as 160 million new cases of work-related diseases. The total cost of such accidents and ill health have been estimated by the ILO to equal four percent of global GDP, or more than 20 times the global amount of official development assistance.
Descriptors (primary) safety and health campaigns; plant safety and health organization; hazard evaluation; ILO
Descriptors (secondary) information dissemination; fatalities; economic aspects; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
OSH training