According to Decree of the President of Ukraine as of 18.08.2006 No. 685/2006 every year on April 28, Ukraine celebrates the Labor Protection Day.
Since 2020, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the global crisis, employers and workers have faced unprecedented challenges that have had a profound impact on all aspects of the world of work. These are, first and foremost, occupational safety and health (OSH) risks, which have led to the emergence of new forms of work organization, including a large-scale transition to teleworking, where possible.
In 2021, for initiative the motto of the International Labor Organization (ILO), to which Ukraine has joined, is the motto of the World Labor Day «Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises - INVEST NOW IN THE SUSTAINABLE HEALTH SAFETY SYSTEMS».
According to the motto, this date will be dedicated to strategies to strengthen national occupational safety and health (OSH) systems, aimed at strengthening resilience and counteracting current and future crises, taking into account the experience gained in the field of labor.
The Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise also joined the initiative of the International Labor Organization, and developed the Action Plan aimed at improving safety and health at work.