flyers-world-safety-day-2016The 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. At the same time, it aims to promoting prevention of occupational injuries and diseases. Since 2003 this celebration has taken place involving all stakeholders at global, regional and national levels with a multipartite approach and by means of social dialogue.

Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge for All in the Americas

The Pan American Health Organization PAHO in 2016 celebrated this date by joining efforts with the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Organization of American States OAS, the Inter-American Conference of the Ministries of Labor (IACML), and the Inter-American Network for Labor Administration (RIAL). Together, we explored the problems and solutions for addressing the main topic of this celebration in the Region: Workplace Stress: a collective challenge.

For World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2016 we organized a mini-series of webinars, aiming to improve workers' health and wellbeing affected by work-related stress. These webinars were held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, 28 April 2016: "Workplace Stress: A collective challenge for all in the Americas"
  • Thursday, 26 May 2016: "Mental health and work: from depression to post-traumatic stress disorders" disorder  
  • Thursday, 16 June 2016: "Healthy workplaces: an opportunity for tackling psychosocial risks"