News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

March 2019

  1. ILO hosts international stakeholder workshop on governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste

    12 March 2019

    On 28 February and 1 March 2019, the ILO hosted a stakeholder workshop on strengthening governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020, organized by UNITAR and co-sponsored by the Governments of Germany and Switzerland.

  2. ILO joins global efforts to prevent exposure to lead

    12 March 2019

    In March 2019, the ILO joined the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (the Alliance), a voluntary partnership formed by UN Environment and the World Health Organization to prevent exposure to lead, while promoting the phase-out of paints containing lead.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work - The first programme announcement is now available

    07 March 2019

    The World Congress is a crucial global forum for the exchange of information and opinion by experts in safety and health, representatives of companies and employees, decision-makers from government and public authorities, social partners, and anyone active in the area of occupational safety and health.

  6. ILO and WHO enhance partnership in monitoring workers’ health

    01 March 2019

    The ILO and the WHO signed an Agreement on the collaboration for the development of a joint methodology for estimating the work-related burden of disease and injury and preparation of corresponding estimates.

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. VZF holds successful global stakeholder event in Geneva

    09 November 2018

  3. On the way to strengthening the national system of the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia

    06 November 2018

    FYR of Macedonia ratified the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) in 2012. The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy requested the ILO to elaborate a comparative analysis of the national legal and institutional framework on OSH and the requirements laid down in Convention No. 187.

  4. 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).

October 2018

  1. Speaking Health and Safety to Millennials

    03 October 2018

    A Philippine youth champion finds an innovative way to improve her fellow millennials’ knowledge about occupational safety and health.

September 2018

  1. ILO trains boiler inspectors to improve safety in Myanmar factories

    30 September 2018

    If not properly maintained, industrial boilers can represent a serious threat to the safety and health of factory workers. The ILO’s Vision Zero Fund has been supporting the Myanmar Ministry of Industry to develop a new curriculum for boiler inspectors aimed at ensuring proper and regular maintenance and inspection.

  2. Myanmar’s Shan State Department of Agriculture to roll out Occupational Safety and Health trainings in seven townships

    11 September 2018

    Twenty-five field officers from Myanmar Shan State’s Department of Agriculture were trained on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)-related topics common among ginger farmers, with the support of the ILO’s Vision Zero Fund (VZF). Shan’s Chief Minister U Linn Htut met the ILO VZF team and provided guidance and support to the efforts on enhancing OSH among farmers in Shan as a way to access more and better markets for their produce.

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.