Observed by the ILO, The World Day (28 April 2019) is an annual international campaign which promotes safe, healthy and decent work. This year the day is inspired by the ILO centenary anniversary reflecting on improvements made within the past 100 years and recognising efforts for the future. The World Day celebration marks the beginning of events and activities which will be taking place globally throughout the year.
The new global report reviews the ILO’s 100 years of achievements, and reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments. New occupational safety and health concerns raised include changes in working practices, demographics, technology and the environment.
The latest World Health Organisation report on the global status of road safety revealed that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million. Many road deaths involve a vehicle being driven for work.
Global Fleet Champions campaigns for the safe and sustainable operation of these vehicles and calls on business leaders to manage and the government to regulate and enforce these operations.
The ILO state “A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention.”
Read the full report here.