April 28 is “World Day for Safety and Health at Work”. Difficult for the International Labour Organization (ILO) to do otherwise: in 2020, it focuses on the role that occupational safety and health can play in the management of the pandemic and the ability to return to work.
Indeed, the ILO had announced its intention to focus this day on violence and harassment at work. But it decided to focus on the response to outbreaks of infectious diseases at work, with a focus on the Covid-19 pandemic.
The The SafeDay report – In the face of a pandemic: Ensuring Safety and Health at Work it has published highlights the OHS risks resulting from the spread of Covid-19. It also explores measures to prevent and control the risk of contagion, psychosocial and ergonomic risks, and other occupational hazards associated with the pandemic.