Every day, approximately 6,300 people die because of occupational accidents or work-related diseases. This equates to more than 2.3 million deaths per year. 317 million accidents occur on the job annually, many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast. The economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is around 4% of global Gross Domestic Product each year.

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe and healthy work/working environments. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003.

A national occupational health and safety culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected on all levels. Governments, employers, and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities, and duties. The collective highest priority is the principle of prevention.

By individually and collectively taking responsibility for yourself and others through the following measures:

  • Safety
  • Consulting
  • Reporting
  • Sharing of information
  • Conducting training
    Ensuring good practise can and will reduce occupational accidents both
    internationally and globally.