World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020: Theme, Objective and Facts

World Safety and Health Day at Work 2020: It takes place on April 28th. This year the focus will be on addressing the outbreak of workplace infectious diseases, mainly the COVID-19 pandemic. Let's learn about World Day for Protection and Health at Work, the trend of 2020, and other important facts in more detail.

Updated: Apr 28, 2020 09:55 IST

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Hari Aditya

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Stop the Pandemic

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work will concentrate on combating the spread of infectious diseases at work, reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledging the immense risk confronting nations, businesses, staff, and entire communities worldwide. People invest much of the day in the organization, where they operate to raise income, every day. In order to prevent some sort of mishappening, work-related accidents, etc., it is essential to uphold safe conditions at the workplace. World Day for Security and Health at Work is observed to increase consciousness among the public.

The theme for World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 is "Stop the pandemic: Safety and health at work can save lives". Thanks to the pandemic scare triggered by COVID-19, there are still questions regarding resuming operations in a way that encourages success in eliminating transmissions. The goal of the day is to promote tripartite national dialog on workplace safety and health. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is raising awareness on the adoption of safe practices in workplaces and the role that occupational safety and health (OSH) services play.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Objective behind the celebration

The main objective is to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and to promote healthy work culture so that several work-related deaths and injuries can be reduced. Do you know that 28 April is also an International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers which was organized in the whole world by the trade union movement since 1996? Every year, the ILO publishes a booklet and disseminates information on this issue.