World Day for Safety and Health at Work

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28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work, reminding us that prevention is the best cure for workplace incidents. Organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Day for Safety and Health at Work aims to raise awareness of the importance of occupational health and safety, and build a culture of prevention in the workplace.

More than 2.3 million people die each year as a result of work-related activities, swelling the ranks of over 300 million who sustain non-fatal accidents. The burden to employers and employees alike is immense, yet many of these incidents can be prevented, with the right systems and processes in place.

ISO has brought together a team of occupational health and safety (OHS) experts to develop a new standard, ISO 45001, which will help organisations improve their OHS performance and ultimately save lives.

ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety, will provide the requirements for implementing a management system and framework that reduces the risk of harm and ill health to employees. Check out the ISO 45001 revision page to see what stage it has reached in its development.

Published in consumer and occupational safety.