Multimedia

World Day for Safety and Health at Work - 28 April

  1. Campaign

    Workplace Stress: a collective challenge

Videos

  1. Improving Safety and Health at Work through a Decent Work Agenda

    26 November 2012

    The equivalent of four plane crashes each and every day. This is how many people go out to work each day and don't return home because they die in a workplace accident. Thousands more die of work-related diseases. But these accidents and illnesses are preventable. Coordinated action at national and enterprise level is improving workplace safety and health, as well as directly benefiting business productivity, cost-saving and competitiveness. The EU and the ILO's programme on Safety and Health at Work and the environment SafeWork have engaged in a joint project to improve safety and health at work in five countries across three regions of the world: Honduras, Malawi, The Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, and Zambia. The successes reached in these countries can be replicated around the world, leading to safe and healthy, decent workplaces for all.

  2. Transitioning to Green Jobs in Sri Lanka

    03 August 2012

    “Green jobs” can be created in the most fundamental of workplaces, and the result can benefit traditional industries. That’s what is happening in Sri Lanka, where former “waste pickers” at Sri Lanka’s garbage dumps were given new skills to work more efficiently and protect their health, and that is benefitting one of the island’s iconic industries.

  3. Making Labour Migration Safer for Laotian Workers

    01 August 2012

    Many people dream of a better life in a foreign country, but without job skills and good connections the risk of exploitation is high. There’s a new initiative by the Laotian government to give people who want to try for a better life abroad the chance to make it work safely and legally.

  4. An interview with Manuela Tomei on Occupational Safety and Health in the Green Economy

    25 April 2012

    ILO TV interviews Manuela Tomei, Director of the Labour Protection Department about the new report "Promoting safety and health in a green economy" in the lead up to this year's World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

  5. India: Working Together to End Hazardous Child Labour

    10 June 2011

    Around 115 million boys and girls under the age of 18 are involved in hazardous child labour. Making a change is possible. In India both employers and trade unions are actively involved in the fight against child labour, especially when it comes to keeping children out of hazardous work.

  6. Kukes miners learn about their rights in health and safety at work

    17 May 2011

    Vlahna Village, like many in the region of Kukes, has been highly affected by youth migration, a prevalence of under-employment and informal working practices. However, thanks to new direct investment from abroad, the nearby Vlahna Mine, home to the second largest chromium reserve in Albania and one of the largest in Europe, is being put to productive use once more following its closure in 2006. To ensure the transition from informal to formal employment, 40 miners are receiving training in occupational safety and health as part of their recruitment, to ensure improved working conditions and long-term job security for the local community. The training programme has been realized thanks to the One UN Joint Programme Youth Employment and Migration, funded by the Government of Spain through the MDG Achievement Fund.

  7. World Day for Safety and Health at Work: A Video Message from Seiji Machida, Director of SafeWork, ILO

    28 April 2011

  8. Interview with Mr. Peter Herzig, Representative of the European Union Head of Delegation to the Republic of Zambia and to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

    09 March 2011

    A tripartite workshop on the development of a national occupational safety and health programme for Zambia took place in Lusaka on 9-11 March 2011. By the end of the workshop, participants identified and described the strengths and challenges for OSH in Zambia; identified and analyzed the priorities for action in order to improve the OSH system; and put in place a roadmap that would lead to the development and eventual adoption of a National OSH Programme for Zambia. The interview was aired during prime time on Muvi TV in Zambia on 9 March 2011.

  9. Interview with Mr. Leonard Hikaumba, President of the Zambia Confederation of Trade Unions (ZCTU)

    09 March 2011

    A tripartite workshop on the development of a national occupational safety and health programme for Zambia took place in Lusaka on 9-11 March 2011. By the end of the workshop, participants identified and described the strengths and challenges for OSH in Zambia; identified and analyzed the priorities for action in order to improve the OSH system; and put in place a roadmap that would lead to the development and eventual adoption of a National OSH Programme for Zambia. The interview was aired during prime time on Muvi TV in Zambia on 9 March 2011.

  10. 100th International Women’s Day

    07 March 2011

    As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, we also remember the women who lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York in 1911. One hundred years on, despite some progress there is still much to be done to achieve gender equality in the world of work.