News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

May 2019

  1. 100 years of making work safer and healthier

    21 May 2019

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) has been a core element of the ILO’s work since it was founded in 1919. Technical specialist, Manal Azzi, charts the major OSH milestones of the ILO’s first hundred years and looks ahead to the challenges of the future.

April 2019

  1. Towards improved OSH data collection and analysis in ASEAN

    05 April 2019

    Indonesia hosted the 6th ASEAN OSHNET: OSH Data Collection and Analysis, aimed to improve policies for reporting occupational accidents and employment injury insurance in ASEAN.

March 2019

  1. Indonesian youth speak up about future of work and OSH

    08 March 2019

    The ILO’s event provided an opportunity for young Indonesians to speak out. Sixty Indonesian youth shared their thoughts and insights about future of work and occupational safety and health (OSH).

  2. Shaping the future of occupational safety and health for young workers

    07 March 2019

    The world of work is undergoing major changes that will continue, and potentially intensify, in the future. The ILO seminar provided a venue for Indonesian millennial and the older generations to work together in dealing with the future of work and, at the same time, improving the protection of young workers in the country.

February 2019

  1. National debate on the future of work in Lao PDR highlights the need for a human centred agenda

    27 February 2019

    On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the 55th anniversary of Lao PDR’s membership, government, workers and employers representatives from Lao PDR discussed the recommendations of the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.

  2. Youth4OSH portal to promote better OSH awareness and culture of prevention

    04 February 2019

    To promote better occupational safety and health (OSH) awareness and culture of prevention in Indonesia, the Indonesian OSH council and the ILO has jointly established an OSH portal, Youth4OSH Portal, as a knowledge sharing platform.

January 2019

  1. Indonesia is developing its National OSH Programme 2019-2024

    29 January 2019

    Indonesia has a long history in occupational safety and health (OSH). To improve its OSH prevention culture, the country is now in the process of formulating its National OSH Programme 2019-2024.

  2. Towards more integrated OSH programmes

    21 January 2019

    The ILO initiated an occupational safety and health (OSH) consultative meeting with its relevant social partners. By sharing OSH knowledge, programmes, lessons learnt and challenges, the ILO and its social partners could develop stronger workplace prevention culture.

  3. Strengthening the roles of Indonesian OSH Council to provide better protection for young workers

    14 January 2019

    The participation of Indonesian youth in promoting OSH is crucial. About half the 130 million population is under the age of 30 and many of them work in sectors with a high risk of workplace accidents and disease, such as the construction sector. The ILO assisted the Indonesian OSH Council (DK3N) to strengthen its young workers’ task force so that youth have a greater voice in national OSH policy deliberations.

November 2018

  1. Enhancing OSH in the workplace, through social dialogue

    22 November 2018

    National occupational safety and health (OSH) systems can be improved and strengthened by creating a culture of prevention through meaningful social dialogue. This requires effective cooperation and collaboration among government, employer and worker representatives—as equal and independent partners—to find solutions to issues of common concern. Indonesia is rapidly improving its national OSH system and building a culture of prevention through effective social dialogue at national and enterprise levels.

  2. Lao People's Democratic Republic and ILO join forces to promote safety and health at work

    02 November 2018

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR (MoLSW) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a Cooperation Agreement to start a new project designed to improve occupational safety and health in Lao PDR supply chains. The project is supported by the Vision Zero Fund (VZF).

August 2018

  1. Integrating OSH into Indonesian micro, small and medium enterprises

    31 August 2018

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) is often poorly managed in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), causing greater risk of workplace accidents and work-related ill health. As part of its 2018 OSH campaign, the ILO conducted a mini business clinic to help Indonesian MSEs building productive, safe and healthy businesses.

July 2018

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    ILO bolsters occupational safety and health committees in Albanian construction sector

    30 July 2018

    The ILO organized a two-day workshop to enhance Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) through social dialogue at the workplace in Tirana, Albania. The meeting took place on 26-27 April 2018, within the EU-funded project “Economic and Social Affairs Platform” (ESAP), in cooperation with the Albanian Ministry of Economy and Finance and the National Labour Inspectorate. Eighty labour inspectors and representatives of the social partners examined how the functioning of enterprise-based OSH committees in the construction sector should be improved.

  2. Reinvigorating Indonesian OSH programmes by keeping young workers safe

    22 July 2018

    Indonesia continues to reinvigorate its occupational safety and health (OSH). Indonesian representatives participated in the ILO’s regional training course to strengthen the implementation of its OSH programmes by providing more OSH protection to young workers.

June 2018

  1. Belgium ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    05 June 2018

  2. Iceland ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    05 June 2018

February 2018

  1. ILO, University of Leicester launch research on violence and harassment in the digital economy

    05 February 2018

January 2018

  1. Toward stronger occupational safety and health prevention culture in Indonesia

    29 January 2018

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Month, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the National OSH Council (DK3N) is conducting an interactive discussion title “Hazards at the Workplace, the Importance of OSH” as part of the efforts to raise the awareness regarding the importance of OSH at the workplace as a response to recent national OSH incidents.

December 2017

  1. How trade unions promote decent work for persons with disabilities

    03 December 2017

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a report which highlights trade union action to promote decent work for persons with disabilities. ACTRAV talked to the department’s focal point on disability at work, Nezam Qahoush about the challenges persons with disabilities face in the world of work and the role of the trade union movement in promoting decent work for them.

September 2017

  1. ILO and CONASSAT Uruguay to launch campaign on occupational safety and health for young workers

    30 September 2017

    The initiative is part of the activities carried out under the ILO SafeYouth@Work Project - Building a generation of safe and healthy workers, which includes among others, the mainstreaming of OSH content in technical-professional training programs and the training of labour inspectors