Safety and Health at Work

Every day, people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.78 million deaths per year. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries each year, resulting in more than 4 days of absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 3.94 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year.

The ILO aims to create worldwide awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related accidents, injuries and diseases and to place the health and safety of all workers on the international agenda to stimulate and support practical action at all levels.

Decent work is safe work.
  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020

    Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

    The 2020 World Day for safety and health at work will focus on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  • Workplace response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

    Workplaces can play an essential role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by promoting protection measures to reduce the risk of infection.

  • e-labadminOSH 2019: USB Card

    Everything you want to know about occupational safety and health, as well as labour administration and labour inspection, in two clicks, with intuitive navigation and an user-friendly trilingual interface.

  • XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work: Prevention in the Connected Age

    The Congress opens its doors to the world every three years. This time, it is Canada's turn to welcome the global prevention community to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on October 4-7, 2020.

  • Building a Culture of Prevention through ILO's Flagship OSH-GAP Programme 

    Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related injury or illness. Listen to ILO's LABADMIN/OSH Chief talk about how the Occupational Safety and Health Global Action for Prevention (OSH-GAP) is working to address this.

Courses

  1. Deadline for application: 16 October 2020

    Emerging technologies on Social Protection (NEW)

    23 - 27 November 2020

  2. Deadline for application: 04 October 2020

    ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses

    9 - 13 November 2020

  3. Fecha limite para la inscripción: 11 octubre 2020

    Gestión de la seguridad y salud en el trabajo (course in Spanish)

    2 - 13 November 2020