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.

News

  1. Vision Zero Fund High–Level Forum

    Improving safety and health in global supply chains vital for development

    23 February 2021

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Additional incomes help rural communities of Timor-Leste during the pandemic

    22 February 2021

  3. Community Emergency Employment Programme

    A fight for survival amid the pandemic

    19 February 2021

Courses

  1. Fecha limite para la inscripción: 20 Noviembre 2021

    Curso a distancia sobre seguridad y salud en el trabajo 2 (course in Spanish)

    6 December 2021 - 21 May 2022

  2. Deadline for application: 16 October 2021

    Workshop on Management of Occupational Safety and Health in International Organizations

    22 - 26 November 2021

  3. Deadline for application: 02 October 2021

    Workshop on ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses

    8 - 12 November 2021