Employment injury insurance and protection

Employment injury insurance and protection in case of injury at workplace is vital to social peace, inclusive and fair redistribution and the economic and competitive success. Enterprises of all types have the responsibility to protect all their work force in case of injury and workplace risks. Through the Global Programme on Employment Injury Insurance and Protection (GEIP), the ILO addresses workforce needs in case of employment injury. The programme leverage on ILO’s extensive experience with enterprises and social security institutions.

The Programme provides technical assistance by:
  • Tailoring it to the needs of each country
  • Bearing in mind the national affordability and capacity to cover workers and comply with social security.


  1. A Legacy of Rana Plaza: making employment injury insurance a reality for all

  2. Employment Injury Insurance: A way forward for Malawi's workforce

News, articles and events

  1. News

    All Talk and No Action?

    20 April 2018

    Five years ago, over 1,100 garment workers lost their lives and hundreds became permanently disabled. How much has really changed at an institutional level­­? On the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, we turn the spotlight on the state—how much of its professed commitments to protect our workers has it kept?

  2. News

    This is the world's cheapest place to scrap ships' - but in Chittagong, it's people who pay the price.

    02 December 2017

    Thousands of workers have been killed or maimed dismantling the world’s ships in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.


  1. The GEIP works with national and regional actors to improve, audit or create the best employment injury insurance system for each country.