World Day for Safety and Health at Work

28th April 2016 - Events
The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.

The International Labor Organization (ILO) celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health and on the magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide.

With the celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the organization promotes the creation of a global preventative safety and health culture involving ILO constituents and all key stakeholders in this field.

This year, the theme of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is “Workplace Stress: a collective challenge”. Today, many workers are facing greater pressure to meet the demands of modern working life. Psychosocial risks such as increased competition, higher expectations on performance and longer working hours are contributing to the workplace becoming an ever more stressful environment. With the pace of work dictated by instant communications and high levels of global competition, the lines separating work from life are becoming more and more difficult to identify. In addition, due to the significant changes in labor relations and the current economic recession, workers are experiencing organizational changes and restructuring, reduced work opportunities, increasing precarious work, the fear of losing their jobs, massive layoffs and unemployment and decreased financial stability, with serious consequences to their mental health and well-being.

In recent years, there has been growing attention to the impact of psychosocial risks and work-related stress among researchers, practitioners and policymakers. Work-related stress is now generally acknowledged as global issue affecting all countries, all professions and all workers both in developed and developing countries.

Dovre Group is committed to protecting the safety and health of all its employees at all its sites and locations, offering the same high standards wherever it has operations. We expect all our employees to comply with applicable laws, standards and instructions related to safety and health in the workplace. All our employees have a responsibility to report any hazardous situations or any incident indicating such risks, and for helping to implement preventive measures.

Source: ILO


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