Category Archives: Uncategorized

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

Zapraszam do zapisania się do naszego newslettera

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

Feel free to subscribe to our newsletter

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

Panama: SUNTRACS joins Campaign for Global Alliance for Health and Safety at Work

Panama SUNTRACS joins Campaign for Global Alliance for Health and Safety at Work.
As of April 16, 2021, SUNTRACS has managed to collect 20 Declarations already signed with 20 different construction companies across Panama.
Together we recognize Health and Safety as a fundamental right. Let’s go! #SaveLivesAtWork #IWMD21


El SUNTRACS de Panamá se une a la Campaña por la Alianza…

Posted by BWI Global Union on Friday, 16 April 2021

28 April 2021 campaign theme: Health and safety is a fundamental right at work

  • 28 de Abril Jornada Internacional de Conmemoración (JIC) de los Trabajadores Fallecidos y Heridos
  • 28 Avril Journée Internationale de Commémoration (JIC) des travailleurs décédés et blessés
  • 28 April International Workers’ Memorial Day
  • 28 April International commemoration day for dead and injured workers
  • 28 April International day of mourning


The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed an occupational health crisis in workplaces worldwide. Workers are routinely denied even basic health and safety protections, including consultation with safety reps and safety committees on ‘Covid-safe’ policies and practices, free access to personal protective equipment and protection from victimisation for raising health and safety concerns. But the same problems existed before the pandemic and resulted in millions of deaths each year from work-related injuries and diseases.

The pandemic demonstrates why health and safety must be a right for everyone who works. Illness anywhere threatens illness everywhere. Unions secured agreement at the International Labour Conference in 2019 that occupational health and safety should be recognised as an International Labour Organisation (ILO) fundamental right at work – the decent, universally accepted and binding rights protecting all workers, everywhere. The ILO Centenary Declaration accepts “safe and healthy working conditions are fundamental to decent work”.

On 28 April 2021, unions can send a message that health and safety protection at work must be recognised as a right for all. Whether it is Covid or occupational cancers, or workplace injuries and industrial diseases, every worker should have a right to a voice and a right to protection. No-one should have to die to make a living.

Resources and updates will be posted on the dedicated 28 April webpages:

ITUC Campaign Brief

UOLRA, Argentina, joins BWI’s campaign: “Protect Workers! Stop COVID-19”

UOLRA, Argentina se une a la campaña de la BWI: “¡Proteja a los Trabajadores! Alto al COVID-19”. #Lifebeforeprofit
#BWI2020IWMD #28Abril2020 #iwmd20

UOLRA, Argentina joins BWI’s campaign: ” Protect Workers! Stop COVID-19 “. #Lifebeforeprofit#iwmd20
#BWI2020IWMD #28Abril2020

Philippines: Protect Our Frontline Workers – KMU

As the world commemorates the International Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28, the national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) pays tribute to all workers of different countries, who died in the service of the people as they battle in the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the Philippines, 26 healthworkers—20 doctors and six nurses—have died due to complications brought about by COVID-19. The number of health workers infected with the dreaded virus has soared to over 1,100. These numbers indicate the weakness of the country’s healthcare system. The national government lacks a sense of urgency in confronting the pandemic. Personal protective equipment distributed for health workers is still few. The number of testing per day is still low. Many health workers themselves cannot access testing. The approval of laboratory facilities is slow. The number of patients was already difficult for both public and private hospitals even before the pandemic, now they have a heavier workload.

In honoring the memory of workers who have died in the line of duty, we call on the national government to protect the health and safety of our frontline workers. We hold the government accountable for the neglect and inefficiency that put the lives of our frontline workers in danger.

We enjoin everyone in the households to remember each and every worker who has sacrificed in the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 by fighting for the living.




See photos, and watch video message of KMU chairperson and workers’ noise barrage::

Various artist groups, health advocates, health workers and trade unions pay tribute to frontline workers with performances and solidarity messages. Watch tribute online concert:

UK: Coronavirus – Remembering all the workers who’ve died after exposure to Covid-19 at work | TUC

28 Apr 2020

Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day, when trade unions around the world remember workers who lost their lives and commit to keep the living safe.

This is the story of Peter, Mary, Cheryl, Zeeshan and Emeka – five UK workers who were taken by Covid-19.

Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day, when trade unions around the world remember workers who lost their lives and commit to keep the living safe.

This year we especially remember the frontline workers who lost their lives to Covid-19 while looking after our loved ones and keeping our country running.

We will be forever in debt to the workers who have died during this pandemic – our nurses, doctors, care staff and other essential workers.

Remember the dead, fight for the living.