2010 World Day for Safety and Health at Work

17 Aug 2009

The International Labour Office (ILO) declared April 28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Each year this date is observed in commemoration of the workers who suffered injuries, diseases or fatalities; and to celebrate those that were effectively prevented.

"Healthy Workplaces: my Work, my Health - April 22" 


* To view the recording of the event click here

* To view the winners of PAHO's Photo Contest "Healthy Workplaces: My Work, My Health" click here

Additional links

April 22 Event


 Save the Date 


 Past Events


 WHO HW Framework

 Ppt Presentations

 Press realeases


Healthy Workplaces Postcard:








  Photo contest:

"Healthy workplaces: My Work, My Health"

The Pan American Health Organization would like to thank all the participants for their contribution in the promotion of healthy workplaces and for participating in the 2010 photo contest: "Healthy Workplaces: My Work, My Health"

PAHO is glad to announce the winners:

The first prize goes to Mr. Andrés Bernardo López Carrasco, for his picture "Force Union-Security" taken in Mexico City.

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The second prize goes to Mr. Francisco J Montero for his picture "Vertical job" taken in Washington DC.

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The third prize goes to Mr. Marcelo Henrique Silveira for his picture "Humanization at work" taken in Assis, Brazil.

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The following pictures are recognized with an honorable mention:




1. "Hands Up for Health" ( Canada) by Lisa Anderson

2. "Security on tomato crop" (Mexico) by Andrés Bernardo López Carrasco

3. "Rail Workers" ( Argentina) by Patricia Ackerman




1. "Team Work" (Costa Rica) by Gilda María Castro Sancho

2. "The invisible newspaper night fairies" ( Venezuela) by Joaquín Pereira

3. "Communicating to prevent" ( Peru) by Alfredo Riboty Lara




1. "Clean hands, good hands" ( Paraguay) by Gabriela Sanabria Báez

2. "Laughter, life and blood donation" ( Chile) by Marcia Tabak Munoz

3. "Medical examination in a mine" ( Peru) by Jonh M. Astete Cornejo

Thank you again to all the participants, we look forward to your participation next year!



The Pan American Health organization is located on 525 23 Street, N.W, 20037 in Washington, D.C. It is close to the Foggy Bottom Metro station.

Past Events


                28 April 2008                                               28 April 2009 

    My Life, my work, my safe work-                           Protecting the Health and Safety

Managing Risk in the Work Environment                                  of Health Care Workers


2009 World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Dr. Mirta Roses, World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2009