World OSH Day 2021 calls for investing in resilient safety management

Have we protected workers adequately?

How can we better protect workplaces now and in the future, if new global crises arise?

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 28 April 2021 carries the burden of an unprecedented pandemic experience that has left a devastating impact on societies, economies and the world of work.

It is now time to take stock of the lessons learnt. EU-OSHA stands together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to raise awareness of the urgent need to guarantee not only continuous protection from traditional occupational risks but also to ensure better preparedness and response to future potential threats to workers’ safety and health.

A key initiative in this direction is the upcoming EU Strategic Framework on Safety and Health at Work (2021-2027). This will shape and support national OSH strategies that are an essential element in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and its ambition to achieve the highest OSH standards for all EU workers.

Occupational safety and health is a work in progress and each one of us has a role to play.


Check out EU-OSHA’s web section on Covid-19: resources for the workplace

Download the EU guidance Covid-19: Back to the workplace –Adapting workplaces and protecting workers available in 25 languages