The ILO celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28 April in order to draw the world’s attention to the scale of the problem as well as to the development of the OSH culture that might help to reduce annual deaths in the workplace.
The history of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work starts from the International Day of Remembrance of the dead and injured workers at the workplace, which was first celebrated on 28 April 1989 by American and Canadian workers. Gradually, it became globally accepted and included the questions of decent work and workplace. That day is commemorated in more than 100 countries today. In 2003, the ILO became involved in the April 28 campaign upon request from the trade union movement. April 28 as a day to raise international awareness on occupational safety and health among trade unions, employers’ organizations and government representatives alike.
On that day, more than 100 countries hold events concerning occupational safety and health. Since 2015 annually in April in Russian Federation is held an All-Russian Week of Occupational Safety and Health. The representatives of member organizations of ROGWU take a very active part in the Week including the organization of separate sections in different directions.
This year ROGWU takes part in the International Conference dedicated to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work in Minsk, Belarus.