World Day for Safety and Health at Work - 28 April
15 January 2001
Asia has been struggling to recover from a financial crisis that rocked the region 4 years ago. But that recovery is on shaky ground as the global economic downturn throws more people out of work and into uncertainty. The International Labour Org. opens a four-day conference in the region to shore up recovery as ILO TV explains.
01 September 2000
Few nations are willing to accept the dirty and dangerous work of dismantling a ship by hand. It is one of the world's most unregulated and hazardous industries, leaving a trail of debris, disability and death in its wake. At the same time, it is an industry that supplies much needed income to Bangladeshi workers who have few decent alternatives.
01 December 1999
Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases - more than 2.3 million deaths per year. Over 337 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year. In terms of shattered families and communities, the damage is irreparable. The ILO reaches out to people in the most hazardous occupations to help them make their workplace a decent and safe place to work. Director: Miguel Schapira; Producer: Karen Naets-Sekiguchi.