World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 28
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) observes its World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28 each year. The initiative, which began in 2003, is an international campaign promoting safe, healthy and decent work around the globe.
We fully support the ILO's promotion of this day, and continue to help raise awareness and seek the prevention of work-related accidents and ill health around the world.
What is the focus for World Day for Safety and Health at Work?
As we continue to live through a global health crisis and face ongoing OSH risks in the world of work, we must continue to move toward building a strong safety and health culture at all levels. The 2022 World Day for Safety and Health at Work will explore the topic of participation and social dialogue in creating a positive safety and health culture.
Examples of previous themes are:
Investing in resilient occupational safety and health systems
Improving the safety and health of young workers
Collection and use of OSH data
- Building a culture of prevention in OSH.
Take inspiration and implement your own workplace initiative
If you’re looking for a simple-to-run accident prevention initiative for your organisation to take part in that will make a real difference to people’s lives, then take a look at our easy-to-implement Fall Fighter movement.
Falls are the largest cause of accidental death among over-65s in the UK. They also have a huge impact on people’slives and on society, costing the NHS and wider healthcare systems over £4billion every year.
This is why we got together with RSA Insurance Group, to encourage as many businesses as possible to get involved in a Fall Fighter initiative. By empowering people of all ages with the understanding of why falls happen, who they affect, and what they can do to prevent them, we can all help stop falls from happening.
What is a Fall Fighter?
A Fall Fighter is somebody who has learned about falls and how to prevent them. They use the
knowledge and skills they’ve learned in our free awareness session to educate and inspire
others in their workplace and community.
How can your organisation take part?
You can download a short self-led workshop to run with others, or download our SCORM compliant e-learning files to upload to your own e-learning system.
FREE sessions for your employees
Download the free session materials to deliver the session in-house to download the online e-learning files to run on your own e-learning system