World Day for Safety and Health at Work Quotes and Messages

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated annually on 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.


In 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO), began to observe World Day in order to stress the prevention of accidents and diseases at work, capitalizing on the ILO’s traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue.


28 April is also the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers organized worldwide by the trade union movement since 1996.

 The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 focuses on enhancing social dialogue towards a culture of safety and health.

The theme of World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 is “Participation and Social Dialogue in creating a Positive Safety and Health Culture.”

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022


“Unsure? Stop work… ”


Accidents hurt, safety doesn’t…”


We celebrate World Occupational Health and Safety Day!


“Safety saves sickness, suffering, sadness…” Unknown


“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin


“Working safely is like breathing – if you don’t, you die…” Jerry Smith


 “Carefulness costs you nothing. Carelessness may cost you your life…”   Unknown


“There’s no better policy in society than pursuing the health and safety of its people…” Ralph Nader


Let’s continue building a strong culture of safety, wherever we are & in whatever we do. Always keep safe


“Every accident is a notice that something is wrong with men, methods, or material — investigate — then act…”


Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work to you. The health and safety of each and every worker is important and must never be ignored.


A company which invests in the safety and health of its employees is always the best company to work with. Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work.


“Our motto is to work for peace based on social justice. Our mandate is to improve the condition, health, and safety of workers, and our mission is universal’…” David A. Morse


“Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work. It is a matter of life and death. It is the sum of our contributions to safety management that determines whether the people we work with live or die…” Sir Brian Appleton


“What matters in a workplace, what helps an employer if you’ve got a unionized workforce is if your shop stewards know the rules of the game if your safety reps are taught to examine situations to make sure the workplace is safer. Better informed delegates better workplace safety saves companies money. Unions are very good at safety. We are good at teaching delegates how to resolve disputes.” – Bill Shorten

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