World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024: The impacts of climate change on occupational safety and health
28 April 2024
27-30 November 2023
27 - 30 November 2023
The XXIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work (WCSHW), jointly organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Government of Australia, Safework New South Wales and the International Social Security Association (ISSA), will be held in Australia, 27-30 November 2023. The theme of this year's World Congress is “Shaping change. Collaborating for a heathier and safer world of work”.
Policy Brief Launch
5 September 2023
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023: A safe and healthy working environment is a fundamental principle and right at work
28 April 2023
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022: Act together to build a positive safety and health culture
28 April 2022
ILO Webinar in collaboration with the WHO
5 April 2022
This webinar will present the findings and suggestions from the new technical brief on healthy and safe teleworking, jointly developed by the WHO and ILO. The speakers will discuss the health benefits and risks of teleworking and the changes needed to accommodate the shift towards different forms of remote work arrangements brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the digital transformation of work. They will also discuss the responsibilities of governments, employers, and workers in this regard.
Global Coalition Side Event to the XXII World Congress, 2021
Contribution of Occupational Safety and Health professionals and Occupational Health Services in a changing World of Work
24 September 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated on-going changes and shed light on the risks associated to emerging disruptive situations, such as new pandemics and climate change effects. Ensuring continuity of businesses operations while protecting the safety and health of workers has put in evidence the need of having agile and innovative responses to address existing and upcoming risks.
XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work - Side event
18 September 2021
This high-level digital event is jointly organized by the ILO and Nordic countries on the eve of the XXII World Congress organized by the ILO, ISSA, Canada and partners. The event will be open for all World Congress participants and other occupational safety and health (OSH) experts worldwide, as well as the general public. The webinar, organized by ILO and the Nordic countries, will present the latest research on the unpredictable world of work and proactive preventive actions to ensure Decent and Safe Work. The event will include remarks from high-level guests, including ILO Director General Guy Ryder.
28 April 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led governments, employers, workers and the general population to face unprecedented challenges in relation to the virus and the many effects it has had on the world of work. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on strategies to strengthen national occupational safety and health (OSH) systems to build resilience, in order to face crises now and in the future, drawing on lessons learned and experiences from the world of work.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 - Stop the pandemic: Safety and health at work can save lives
28 April 2020
Recognizing the great challenge that governments, employers, workers and whole societies are facing worldwide to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on addressing the outbreak of infectious diseases at work, focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic.
28 April 2019
28 April 2019
Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration
Mainstreaming health of migrants in the implementation and review of the GCM: Towards international cooperation for a shared vision
8 December 2018
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) to be accepted by member states in December 2018 stresses the need to develop country-specific profiles and evidence-based policies on migrants’ health. This side event aims to facilitate dialogue on action and innovative collaboration at global, regional, national, and local levels for health related commitments of the GCM.
12 - 13 November 2018
The European Commission (EC) together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) are organizing a high level conference on domestic workers and occupational safety and health (OSH) in Brussels on 12-13 November 2018.
International Conference on Migration Health
2 October 2018
How can we protect migrant and refugee workers from high health and safety risks? What are the roles of travel health practitioners and global community? Join us to learn facts, share good practices and discuss actions.
28 August 2018
The Vision Zero Fund (VZF) held an event in Vientiane to introduce the Fund to stakeholders and validate the supply chains of focus
24 July 2018
How are MNEs influencing their suppliers to improve OSH in agriculture? What are possible entry points for action? Join us to discuss research findings focusing on agriculture and textile.
Improving the Safety and Health of Young Workers
28 April 2018
This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay) and the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) are coming together in a joint campaign to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour.
23 - 25 January 2018
50 representatives from government, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and youth networks meet to discuss concrete plan for improving young worker safety and health.
24 November - 11 December 2017