Every day, people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.78 million deaths per year. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses each year, many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 3.94 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year.
The ILO aims to create worldwide awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related accidents, injuries and diseases and to place the health and safety of all workers on the international agenda to stimulate and support practical action at all levels.
Decent work is safe work.
16 October 2018
Provisional Record No.8B (Rev.1)
Reports of the Standard-Setting Committee on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work: Summary of proceedings
10 October 2018
Creating safe and healthy workplaces
This app series is a new digital tool for improving occupational safety and health in the workplace. Users can explore illustrated descriptions of each checkpoint and create interactive checklists tailored to their workplace. Each app also includes best practice recommendations for taking action and implementing effective improvements.
50 easy-to-implement checkpoints for identifying sources of stress in the workplace and mitigating their harmful effects.
132 realistic and flexible solutions to ergonomic problems, applicable across a whole range of workplace situations.
100 practical actions to improve safety and health and increase productivity, tailored for rural and agricultural settings.