Employers and Workers Handbook on Hazardous Child Labour

The ILO estimates that across the globe there are a total of 115 million children under the age of 18 currently involved in hazardous work. That is more than half (53%) of the 215 million child labourers worldwide engaged in hazardous child labour.

This Handbook is the output of effective collaboration between the Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) and the Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV). It has been produced in an effort to kick-start a campaign against hazardous child labour, which was the theme of this year’s World Day Against Child Labour on 12th June 2011. To mark the World Day, the ILO also released a Report, which states that there has been a rise of 20 per cent in hazardous work among older children within 4 years and that there is also growing evidence that adolescents suffer higher rates of injuries at work than adult workers.