World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023

Implementing a safe and healthy working environment: Where are we now?

In the context of the 2023 World Day for Safety and Health at Work celebrating the recognition of a “safe and healthy working environment” as a fundamental principle and right at work, this report provides information on the global implementation status of some of the key provisions contained in the fundamental Conventions Nos 155 and 187.

The report analyses some of the key provisions from the fundamental Conventions on occupational safety and health (OSH) including:

-a national authority responsible for OSH and a national tripartite body on OSH;

-the OSH legal framework and the inclusion of key provisions (e.g. workers’ right to remove themselves from a dangerous work situation without undue consequences, the requirement to establish joint OSH committee at the workplace level, a mechanism for ensuring collaboration between management and workers);

- The development of a national policy and a national programme on OSH;

and The establishment of a national recording and notification system for occupational accidents and diseases.