Safety + Health for All

An ILO Flagship Programme

The issue

Safe and healthy work is a fundamental human right and a foundation of sustainable development. Yet, 2.78 million workers die each year from work-related injuries and illnesses and another 374 million suffer from non-fatal work-related injury and diseases. In addition to incalculable suffering, lost workdays represent almost 4% of the world's annual GDP. 

The Safety + Health for All response

Safety + health for All adopts a focused approach to reduce the incidence of work-related deaths, injuries & diseases. The programme focuses on 4 strategic areas - building knowledge, building capacities, building conducive national frameworks and building demand for safety and health at work and targets:
  • Hazardous sectors such as agriculture and construction
  • Workers with higher vulnerability to occupational injuries and diseases: young workers (15-24), women and migrant workers
  • Small and medium enterprises
  • Global supply chains