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Recap World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024

Published on
April 29, 2024
Keith Parmley
Managing Director
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On Thursday 25th April 2024, The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024, a global event aimed at raising awareness about the importance of workplace safety and health.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a groundbreaking report titled "Ensuring Safety and Health at Work in a Changing Climate," revealing alarming new data on the impact of climate change on workers’ safety and health.

As climate change intensifies, workers worldwide face increased risks of exposure to hazards such as excessive heat, ultraviolet radiation, extreme weather events, air pollution, vector-borne diseases, and agrochemicals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Climate change poses significant challenges to worker safety and health globally.
  • Various health conditions are linked to climate change, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illnesses, and mental health disorders.
  • Legislation and regulations may need re-evaluation to address evolving climate hazards.
  • Integrating OSH into climate policies and practices is crucial.
  • Further research and collaboration between governments and social partners are essential for effective climate mitigation and adaptation policies.

Watch the key findings of the new ILO report:


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