ILO World Day on Safety and Health at Work 28 April 2010: Emerging Risks and New Patterns of Prevention in a Changing World of Work

Significant technological advances in the workplace and rapid globalization have had both positive and negative effects on occupational safety and health (OSH). Some traditional hazards and risks have been reduced or eliminated, for example through plant automation. Many workers are exposed to ‘new’ risks emerging from new technologies and changing patterns of work.