WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK: APRIL 28, 2015

WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK

Organizations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN) actively promote the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28 every year.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work
World Day for Safety and Health at Work helps raise awareness of workplace safety and health issues.
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What do people do?

The UN, ILO and other organizations, communities, individuals, and government bodies with an interest in workplace health and safety unite on or around April 28 to promote an international campaign known as World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The UN posts this event in its events calendar each year.

Community leaders and organizational representatives often promote the day by speaking out on issues such as workplace health and safety standards. Various media have promoted the day through news articles and broadcast programs. Different types of events and activities that center on workplace health and safety are held in many countries on or around April 28 each year.

Public Life

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an observance and is not a public holiday.

Background

The International Labour Organization (ILO) started observing the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28, 2003. The ILO is devoted to advancing opportunities for people to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. It aims to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, boost social protection, and strengthen dialogue in work-related issues.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2015 Theme: Join in building a culture of prevention on Occupational Safety and Health”

World Day for Safety and Health at Work Observances

 

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday type Where it is observed
Mon Apr 28 2003 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Wed Apr 28 2004 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Thu Apr 28 2005 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Fri Apr 28 2006 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Sat Apr 28 2007 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Mon Apr 28 2008 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Tue Apr 28 2009 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Wed Apr 28 2010 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Thu Apr 28 2011 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Sat Apr 28 2012 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Sun Apr 28 2013 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Mon Apr 28 2014 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Tue Apr 28 2015 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Thu Apr 28 2016 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Fri Apr 28 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Sat Apr 28 2018 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Sun Apr 28 2019 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance
Tue Apr 28 2020 World Day for Safety and Health at Work United Nations observance

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