ILO (International Labour Organization, ILO, Russian . ILO) today announced April 28 World Day for safety (World Day for Safety and Health at Work) in order to draw the world's attention to the scale of the problem, as well as to the manner in which creation and promotion of a safety culture can help to reduce the annual death rate in the workplace. For the first time this day was marked in 2003.
The idea of ??holding the World OSH Day originates from Memorial Day workers for the first time by U.S. and Canadian workers in 1989 in memory of the workers affected or killed on the job place.
Today, more than one hundred countries carried out activities aimed at raising awareness of the unsolved problems of safety.
According to the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, in the last years, "these actions cause more and more interest and support from the leaders and workers of industrial enterprises and companies of Russia».
Promoting a safety culture can contribute to the reduction of mortality in the workplace (Photo: PavleMarjanovic, Shutterstock) The ILO estimates that every day in the world on average, about 5,000 people die in accidents accidents and illness at work, reaching a total for the year from 2 to 2.3 million cases of work-related deaths. Of these, about 350,000 cases of accidents are fatal, and about 1.7-2 million deaths caused by work-related diseases.
In addition, each year the workers suffer approximately 270 million occupational accidents that lead to absences from the workplace for more than 3 days, and about 160 million cases of non-fatal diseases.