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Occupational Safety and Health

© Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2014
Workplace Preparedness and Response
The present outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in the West-African Region is a public health emergency, but also an imminent threat to safety and health at work, especially for health care workers.
  1. Joint WHO/ILO briefing note for workers and employers
© Gerardo Pesantez / World Bank 2014
G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting
Every year, almost 1.3 million people die from a work-related disease in the G20 countries and about 221,000 suffer a fatal occupational accident.
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Mineworkers face a constantly changing combination of workplace circumstances. In most countries, mining remains one of the most hazardous occupations.
  1.  Occupational safety and health in other sectors and industries 
This high profile knowledge product identifies the main laws governing OSH in the ILO Member States. Its classification structure is based on a comprehensive set of 11 themes, which follow key ILO standards.
© Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2014
Rana Plaza: Never again
One year after the global garment industry's worst-ever industrial accident, the ILO together with the government, employers, trade unions and the international community are working together to make sure it never happens again.
Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development: Practical approaches for improving safety, health and working conditions in agriculture

  1. Global manual
  2. Global action guide

Checkpoints: Creating better workplaces

  1. 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.

  2. Stress Prevention

    50 easy-to-implement checkpoints for identifying sources of stress in the workplace and mitigating their harmful effects.

  3. Ergonomics

    132 realistic and flexible solutions to ergonomic problems, applicable across a whole range of workplace situations.

  4. Ergonomics in Agriculture

    100 practical actions to improve safety and health and increase productivity, tailored for rural and agricultural settings.


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Global database on national OSH legislation

XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

  1. Report from the ILO
    25 August 2014, Frankfurt

    Highlights of the address delivered by the ILO Director-General

   28 April

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