World Day for Safety and Health at Work: April 28
April 28th is “World Day for Safety and Health at Work”.
The purpose of this anniversary is to commemorate those who have encountered occupational accidents around the world and to learn about workplace safety.
It was triggered by the enactment of the ”Comprehensive Workers Compensation Act” in Canada on this day in 1914.
In 1984, the Canadian Local Government Workers’ Union established this anniversary.
Furthermore, in 1996, the “International Trade Union Confederation” and in 2002, the “International Labour Organization” set this day an anniversary.
In 2003, it became with the current name of “World Day for Safety and Health at Work”.