Safety and health and the future of work - 28 April 2019
Inspired by the ILO centenary anniversary and discussions on the future of work, the world day this year attempts to take stock of a 100 years of work in improving occupational safety and health and looks to the future for continuing these efforts through major changes such as technology, demographics, sustainable development including climate change and changes in work organization.
The official World Day on 28 April 2019 will only be the beginning of worldwide events and activities to continue throughout the rest of the year. More
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Panel Discussion on Technology and Well-being in the World of Work
9 July 2019
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder outlined the importance of occupational safety and health to sustainable development and decent work, in a speech at the All Russia Week on Occupational Safety and Health, at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
World Day 2019 in the Media
"Dr. Manal Azzi, Leading Expert in the Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the UN International Labor Organization, discusses the recent report, “Safety and Health at the Heart of Future Work: Building on 100 Years of Experience,” highlighting four major forces driving change: technology, demographic shifts, development and climate change and organizational flexibility." June 18, 2019
World Day 2019 in the Media
An ILO report on occupational safety and health (OSH), published ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments. ILO Technical Specialist on Occupational Safety and Health, Manal Azzi discusses the report's findings with Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
1 May 2019 - The protection of workers from harm has been at the core of the ILO’s mandate since its inception in 1919. Building on 100 years of experience, this event will explore the changes brought forward when moving into the future of work such as technology, demographics, work organization and climate change.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019 around the world
TV Interview with ILO expert Dr. Manal Azzi on Al Hurra TV, 28 April 2019 on the occasion of the World Day bringing public attention to the need to prevent accidents, diseases and fatalities in the workplace.
Stress, overtime, disease, contribute to 2.8 million workers’ deaths per year, reports UN labour agency
Stress, excessively-long working hours and disease, contribute to the deaths of nearly 2.8 million workers every year, while an additional 374 million people get injured or fall ill because of their jobs, the UN labour agency, ILO, said on Thursday.
Speaking in Russia ahead of the World Dav for Safety and Health at Work, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said the well-being of workers continues to be a priority for the ILO as the world of work undergoes rapid change.
First Qatar OSH month comes to a successful close
A new report on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), published ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, reviews the ILO’s 100 years of achievements, and reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments