The theme of the campaign of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017 is “OPTIMIZE THE COLLECTION AND USE OF OSH DATA: Strengthening the foundations of a prevention culture”
The ILO aims at increasing awareness on the dimensions and consequences
of work-related accidents and diseases, placing the health and safety of
workers high in international agendas, and supporting action at all
As data on work-related accidents and diseases are
essential for prevention, there is a strong need to improve recording
and notification systems as well as occupational safety and health (OSH)
data collection and analysis at national level. This would provide
countries with more reliable indicators of the effectiveness of national
OSH systems and help them in prioritizing which OSH concerns should
receive the sometimes scarce resources needed to resolve them.
the collection of reliable data is essential for establishing
priorities and improving national and workplace preventive programmes.
Furthermore, the harmonization of national recording and notification
systems would allow for global data collection and analysis for
prevention purposes giving a more accurate picture of progress made in