Workplace accidents, a real problem
With 2.8 million people dying each year in the world as a result of poor health and safety conditions at work and in the context of a pandemic that has lasted for more than a year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an opportunity for UNSA to recall its demands.
In 2021, in the context of a pandemic, World Occupational Safety and Health Day focuses on crisis management and the importance of occupational health services.
Thus, alarmed by the level of health and safety, the ILO has just published a report Anticipating, preparing for and responding to crises: Investing now in resilient occupational safety and health systems.
In addition to the risks that already exist in the workplace, the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the risks of virus transmission in the workplace and the risks, particularly psychosocial risks, that may arise from protective measures to deal with them (teleworking, wearing masks, limiting social interactions, etc.).