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Global Event: Climate change and safety and health at work

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The ILO will launch its NEW report Ensuring safety and health at work in a changing climate which reveals alarming new data on the impact of climate change on workers’ safety and health. 

This report will be launched in the context of the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024. 

As climate change intensifies, workers around the globe find themselves at an increased risk of exposure to hazards such as excessive heat, ultraviolet radiation, extreme weather events, air pollution, vector-borne diseases and agrochemicals. The time to act is now! 


Kristiaan De Meester
Senior Advisor, Belgium
Federation of Enterprises in Belgium
Rory O’Neill
Occupational safety and health adviser
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Shikha Bhasin
Senior Advisor (Cool Coalition)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Ruth Wilkinson
Head of Health and Safety (Policy and Operations)
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Christy Adeola Braham
Workers' Health Coordinator, Social Protection Programme
Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Manal Azzi
Team Lead on Occupational Safety and Health
International Labour Organization (ILO)