Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease.
Every 15 seconds, 160 workers have a work-related accident.
The safety and health conditions at work are very different between countries, economic sectors and social groups. Deaths and injuries take a particularly heavy toll in developing countries, where a large part of the population is engaged in hazardous activities, such as agriculture, fishing and mining. Throughout the world, the poorest and least protected - often women, children and migrants - are among the most affected.
The Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the ILO (LABADMIN|OSH) aims to create worldwide awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related accidents, injuries and diseases. One of the goals of LABADMIN|OSH is to place the health and safety of all workers on the international agenda and to stimulate and support practical action at all levels. Decent work is safe work. Decent work is safe work.
Electronic library on labour administration and inspection and occupational safety and health
21 January 2015
07 January 2015
19 December 2014
13 April - 24 September 2015, International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin, Italy
18 - 29 May 2015, International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin, Italy
7 September 2015 - 30 September 2016, International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin, Italy
Checkpoints: Creating better workplaces
The Checkpoints app series is a new digital tool for improving occupational safety and health in the workplace. Users can explore illustrated descriptions of each checkpoint and create interactive checklists tailored to their workplace. Each app also includes best practice recommendations for taking action and implementing effective improvements.
50 easy-to-implement checkpoints for identifying sources of stress in the workplace and mitigating their harmful effects.
132 realistic and flexible solutions to ergonomic problems, applicable across a whole range of workplace situations.
Ergonomics in Agriculture
100 practical actions to improve safety and health and increase productivity, tailored for rural and agricultural settings.