World Day for Safety and Health at Work(28 April). Today, many workers are facing greater pressure to meet the demands of modern working life. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) observed the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April. Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. 317 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year.