Community news|28/04/23

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023

Home > The news of EUROGIP and occupational risks in Europe > World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023

“The safety and well-being of workers is not a privilege but a fundamental right” is being celebrated globally on 28 April.

Indeed, in June 2022, the International Labour Conference (ILC) decided to make a safe and healthy working environment one of the fundamental principles and rights at work.

On the occasion of the celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023, discover on the website of the International Labour Organization (ILO) :

  • the video of an interview with Manal Azzi, occupational safety and health specialist
  • a report “Implementing a safe and healthy working environment: Where are we now?”
  • the Overview of the Fundamental conventions on occupational safety and health
  • the Resolution on the inclusion of a safe and healthy working environment in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights at work
  • the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998)

Find out more

Discover other news



SWEDEN: Serious accidents and long-term sick leave in the food industry

Workers in the food industry run a higher risk of serious accidents at work than other occupational groups. The average risk over the period 2017-2021 was 9.7 serious accidents at work per 1,000 employees. It was 15.5 for butchers and 8.9 for machine operators, who suffered the most serious accidents at work. Bakers and confectioners, although less affected, were still affected, with a rate of 5.3.

Community news


Working at home and OHS with a new OiRA tool

Teleworking has developed strongly since the COVID-19 pandemic, transforming the way companies operate and employees work. However, the issue of occupational health and safety (OHS) remains fundamental. A new interactive online risk assessment tool (OiRA) offers a practical solution for employers and teleworkers, helping them to create safer and healthier home workspaces.



BELGIUM: what to expect from occupational illnesses in 2022

In 2022, around 38,500 people received compensation for permanent disability due to an occupational disease. And nearly 13,000 workers (private sector and provincial or local administrations, APL) filed a claim for compensation; 211 deaths were recognised, 73% of which were due to asbestos, 17% to silicosis and 10% to other diseases. These are the findings of the Fedris “Statistical Report on Occupational Diseases” 2022.