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“The climate crisis is no longer a distant threat; it’s a present danger to workers around the globe. It’s imperative that we demand robust policies and practices to protect our working people from the hazardous impacts of climate change. Our call to action is clear: we must integrate climate risk assessments and emergency preparedness into our occupational safety and health standards.”

ITUC General Secretary Luc Triangle

Britain: UK Hazards Campaign welcomes the new Workers Guide to action on indoor workplace air pollution produced by TUCAN (Trade Union Clean Air Network) and Greener Jobs Alliance

On April 28th, International Workers Memorial Day this year as we remember all those who have died because of work (1) workers across the UK will also be campaigning on how the climate crisis is making their work unsafe and unhealthy putting lives and livelihoods in jeopardy.  A climate crisis that is doubly impacting on workers lives by creating suffocating  and deadly air.

In the UK more than 40,000 people a year will die as a result of air pollution.  And it’s not just about traffic fumes but workers are exposed to toxic indoor air as well.    The guide provides workers with concrete actions they can take to work with their employers to reduce the air pollution they are exposed to.(2)

“No-one should be exposed to polluted air, be injured, develop occupational diseases or die because of work.  The vast majority of these are foreseeable and preventable.  Workplace harm is a blight on our society and for our families and loved ones.”

The Hazards Campaign calls for more urgent action to ensure that workers are not exposed to unsafe and polluted air inside and outside the workplace.  (3)

The Workers Guide provides detailed information on what employers should be doing to prevent exposure to polluted air, how ventilation and air filtration can be improved, practical actions which show what workers are being exposed to, and finally what actions workers can take to clean the air and reduce pollution at work.

‘ We make the invisible visible through air monitoring and then put in place solutions to reduce pollutants and clean the air.  This is a win win situation because, healthier workers have reduced sickness and absence, there is less disruption to services and production and it helps towards achieving net zero carbon targets.’

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England/UK: A moving and original approach to marking International Workers’ Memorial Day in St Helen’s

St Helen’s Workers Memorial is based on a glass worker playing with their child in the open air.  Attendees pin purple forget-me- knot ribbons to the coat each year. Very beautiful and moving.

Nigeria: National President of CCESSA addresses construction workers on 28 April – #iwmd23 [Video}

Ayodeji Adeyemo the National President of CCESSA addresses construction workers on 28 April

“Every working person has the right to expect to return home at the end their day’s work. No one should die just to make a living.”

ITUC Deputy General Secretary Owen Tudor.

Global: CSI 28 de abril Infografías y recursos de redes sociales

La CSI ha publicado una gran cantidad de infografías y recursos de redes sociales en español para su uso en la promoción del 28 de abril. Puede ver ejemplos más abajo en esta página y el conjunto completo aquí.

Spanish Infographics

International Workers Memorial Day #IWMD23

The majority of work-related deaths and accidents in the world happen in #ASIA. This must be stopped. Workers must be guaranteed safe and healthy working conditions. This #IWMD22, we say, “Recognise #OSH as a fundamental ILO right at work!”

ITUC Asia-Pacific


“Today, we commemorate International Workers Memorial Day #IWMD22. 3 million workers die of work accidents and diseases each year. Occupational health and safety must be at the centre of fundamental rights”

Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary.

Poland: Światowy Dzień Bezpieczeństwa i Ochrony Zdrowia w Pracy

Światowy Dzień Bezpieczeństwa i Ochrony Zdrowia w Pracy

Pod hasłem: Kultura bezpieczeństwa – wspólna sprawa

28 kwietnia 2022 r.

Szanowni Państwo,

Uprzejmie informuję, że na stronie obchodów Światowego Dnia Bezpieczeństwa i Ochrony Zdrowia w Pracy 2022 ( udostępniliśmy nowe materiały informacyjno-promocyjne przygotowane z okazji obchodów. Wśród nich polecamy Państwu szczególnie raport Międzynarodowej Organizacji Pracy pt. „Wzmacnianie dialogu społecznego na rzecz kultury bezpieczeństwa i zdrowia”(ang.) wraz z tłumaczeniem na język polski wybranych jego części:

  • wprowadzenia w tematykę Dnia
  • rozdziału dotyczącego współpracy pracodawców i pracowników na rzecz skutecznego zarządzania bhp.

Problematyka wybrana na tegoroczne obchody Dnia będzie tematem najbliższego posiedzenia Rady Ochrony Pracy w dniu 26.04.2021 r.

W kwietniowym wydaniu miesięcznika „Bezpieczeństwo i zdrowie w pracy” można przeczytać artykuł poświęcony obchodom. Jest on także udostępniony w wersji elektronicznej na stronie Dnia.

Serdecznie zachęcamy do wykorzystania materiałów dot. budowania kultury bezpieczeństwa pracy i ich dalszego upowszechniania. Z pozdrowieniami,

Dorota Pięta
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy
Ośrodek Promocji i Wdrażania
ul. Czerniakowska 16
00-701 Warszawa
tel. 48 22 623 37 22

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Under the slogan: Safety culture – a common cause

April 28, 2022


I would like to kindly inform you that on the website of the celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 ( we have made available new information and promotion materials prepared on the occasion of the celebration. Among them, we recommend in particular the report of the International Labour Organization entitled “Strengthening social dialogue for a culture of safety and health” (English) with a translation into Polish selected parts of it:

  • introduction to the theme of the Day
  • the chapter on cooperation between employers and workers for the effective management of OSH.

The issues selected for this year’s celebration of the Day will be the subject of the next meeting of the Labor Protection Council on 26.04.2021.

In the April issue of the monthly “Safety and Health at Work” you can read an article devoted to the celebrations. It is also available in an electronic version on the Day website.

We cordially encourage you to use materials on building a culture of work safety and their further dissemination.

Kind regards,
Dorota Pięta

Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute
Promotion and Implementation Centre
Czerniakowska 16
00-701 Warsaw
phone 48 22 623 37 22

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Global: ITUC photostory – Why occupational health and safety must be a fundamental right at work

ITUC photostory – Why occupational health and safety must be a fundamental right at work. EN | ES | FR