World Day for Safety and Health at Work Encourages Reporting of Workplace Casualty Data

April 28 was the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work, an awareness-raising campaign started by the International Labour Organization in 2003 to focus attention on occupational safety & health issues around the world. The theme of this year’s event was the need for countries to collect and report reliable OSH data, in response to Target 8.8 of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which calls for countries to report “frequency rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex and migrant status.” The ILO put out a free toolbox on March 10 to help UN member states improve their OSH data tracking and workplace casualty prevention capabilities. The toolbox, available for download here, contains international labour standards, best practices at the country level, strategy reports, case studies, and OSH statistics and legislation databases. Read more here.

The emblem of the International Labour Organization.  Courtesy: @ilo on Twitter

The emblem of the International Labour Organization.  Courtesy: @ilo on Twitter