The International Day for Safety and Health at Work is organized to remind us of the importance for companies to put in place effective measures, and to make the necessary investments, to ensure the safety of employees in the performance of their duties.

The working environment is constantly changing due to scientific, technical and technological innovations, but also due to the introduction of new working and production methods. From this perspective, companies must constantly adapt and invest to meet these new challenges. Even though many efforts are being made, there is still a long way to go in terms of health and safety at work. Every year, nearly 3 million people die as a result of occupational accidents or diseases, and there are no fewer than 374 million non-fatal accidents.

Highlights

  • The Covid-19 crisis that broke out in 2020 and became a global epidemic has had a profound impact on the way we work and the way we think about occupational safety and health issues.
  • This crisis has highlighted the responsibility of companies to ensure the safety of employees in the workplace and in the performance of their tasks.
  • The emergence of new technologies such as the Internet of Things, robotization, artificial intelligence, digitalization and big data will have a profound and lasting impact on the world of work in most sectors of the economy.
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