Worldwide events will be taking place to commemorate those who have lost their lives through workplace accidents or die through occupational diseases.
For listings of events by country plus links, background information, images, archives and much more.
International Labour Office
“Anticipate, prepare and respond to crisis – Invest now in resilient OSH systems” is the ILO’s theme for the 2021 World Day for Safety and Health at Work campaign.
The ILO celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health and on the magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide.
In 2021, the TUC theme for the day is “Health and Safety is a fundamental workers’ right”. This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed an occupational health crisis in workplaces worldwide. Workers are routinely denied even basic health and safety protections, including consultation with safety reps and safety committees on ‘Covid-safe’ policies and practices, free access to personal protective equipment and protection from victimisation for raising health and safety concerns. These same problems existed before the pandemic and resulted in millions of deaths each year from work-related injuries and diseases. The pandemic demonstrates why health and safety must be a right for everyone who works.
The TUC has a list of of events that are happening up and down the country. Most will also feature a minute’s silence at noon, or a suitable time. All are on 28th April unless indicated otherwise.