World Day for Safety and Health at Work: 28 April 2012

27 April 2012
For more than 50 years the ISSA has served as an international platform to advocate for the prevention of occupational risks. In collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) the ISSA is once again actively supporting the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April.

The 2012 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) in a green economy. There is a shift in the world to a greener and more sustainable economy. However, even if certain jobs are considered to be “green”, the technologies used may protect the environment but not be safe at all.

As the green economy develops, it is essential that safety and health at work are integrated into green jobs policies. This implies integrating risk assessment and management measures in the life cycle analysis of all green jobs. A true green job must integrate safety and health into design, procurement, operations, maintenance, sourcing and recycling policies, certification systems and OSH quality standards. This is especially relevant for sectors such as construction, waste recycling, solar energy production and biomass processing.

Related information

ILO: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Seoul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work

XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work (Istanbul, September 2011) 

ISSA Prevention Sections

ISSA Prevention Resources

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