Promoting safety and health in a green economyA new report by the ILO launched for the World Day for Safety and Health at Work says the greening of the economy should be accompanied by the proper integration of workplace safety and health measures:
“Moving towards a green economy implies setting higher standards for environmental protection while, at the same time, incorporating workers' safety and health as an integral part of the strategy. The greening of the economy serves as an ideal platform for comprehensive methods to protect the workers, the general environment and the surrounding communities. Only then will we be contributing to an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive outcome, only then, will we achieve safe, healthy and decent work in a green economy”, Mr Seiji Machida, Director of the ILO Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork).
Find out more: Jobs in the green economy should be safe and healthy, ILO says
Questions and answerswith Ms Manuela Tomei, Director of the Labour Protection Department
Read the interview: Zooming in on the safety and health dimension of greening the economy
Marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2012The ILO celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health and on the magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide. This year the campaign focuses on the safety and health dimension of greening the economy.
See also: Message by Juan Somavia, Director-General of the ILO