Technical cooperation activities in occupational safety and health

Through its development cooperation work, the LABADMIN/OSH Branch assists ILO Member States and social partners to:
1) strengthen labour governance through improvements in labour law enforcement and increased compliance at the workplace, by enhancing national capacities and strengthening labour administration and inspection systems;
2) reduce the number of work-related deaths, injuries and diseases, by creating a culture of prevention and promoting management systems approach to occupational safety and health.

We operate through a network of labour inspection, labour administration and OSH specialists at headquarters and in the field, as well as with project managers at global and country levels. Our support includes assistance in the scoping and design of new development cooperation initiatives, the provision of technical and administrative support and guidance to ongoing projects, as well as the capitalization of experiences and good practice, with a focus on developing countries.




Projects and programmes

  1. Fiji: Green jobs in the waste management sector

    10 January 2010 - 22 December 2011

    Capacity building and the promotion of occupational safety and health standards have led to the creation of green jobs in Fiji’s waste management sector.

  2. Improving working and living conditions for agricultural families programme (WIND)

    1 January 1985 - 1 December 2010

    The Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) programme is a participatory and action-oriented training programme designed to address the special circumstances faced by agricultural families

  3. Improving job quality in Africa (WISE programme)

    1 June 2008 - 28 February 2010

    This project began in June 2008 and will be completed in February 2010. Funded by DANIDA, the project has worked together with governments, employers and unions in Mozambique and Tanzania to improve the working conditions of men’s and women’s work in the formal and informal economy. Key project activities have included the adaptation and application of a survey tool on working conditions and the completion of national policy and legal reviews, leading to the publication of national profiles on working conditions for both project countries. In addition, the project has developed and piloted extension modules and guides for the WISE training programme, now published as a WISE+ package.

  4. Developing an OSH promotional culture in small island developing states

    1 January - 31 December 2009

    Increasing the capacity of constituents to develop and implement laws, policies and programmes for improving OSH and contributing to environmental protection measures

  5. Improvement of the national OSH system through development of the institution of safety representatives in Uzbekistan

    1 January 2008 - 31 December 2009

  6. Occupational safety and health in Central Asia – Prevention at work, protection for life

    1 January 2008 - 31 December 2009

  7. Promotion of safe work and equal opportunities at SME’s in Armenia

    1 January 2008 - 31 December 2009

  8. Combating Child Labour in Central Asia – Commitment becomes Action (PROACT-CAR Phase II)

    1 January 2008 - 31 December 2009

  9. Promotion of good governance in labour administration in the Caucasus and Central Asia

    1 January 2007 - 31 December 2009

  10. Towards Sustainable Partnerships for the Effective Governance of Labour Migration in the Russian Federation, the Caucasus and Central Asia

    1 January 2007 - 31 December 2009