28 April 2017
This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health data. Dr Francisco Santos-O'Connor (ILO Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health – OSH for Asia) explains the importance of optimizing the collection and use of these data.
28 April 2017
"Countries that have good data will be better placed to fulfil their commitment to implement and report on the global plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all under the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," says ILO Director-General on World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28th April.
25 April 2017
11 April 2017
“The International Labour Organization seeks to create worldwide awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related injuries and diseases, to ensure that the health and safety of all workers is firmly embedded in the sustainable development agenda, and to support sustainable action on OSH at all levels,” said Nancy Leppink, Chief, Labour Administration, Labour Inspection, and Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Participants of All-Russia OSH Week Discuss International Labour Inspection and OSH Challenges and Solutions
10 April 2017
Day one of the All-Russia OSH Week-2017 featured a conference of the Regional Alliance of Labour Inspections (RALI) of CIS and Mongolia. The participants discussed their countries' best practices of state supervision and control, including those in the OSH sphere.
06 February 2017
Electrical faults are the leading cause of fires in the Bangladesh garment industry. ILO with the support of the US Department of Labor has helped build capacity of fire inspectors to spot electrical risks.
Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, in response to Tampaco Foils Limited fire in Bangladesh
12 September 2016
"The ILO is ready to further support Bangladesh’s efforts to ensure the safety of its workers," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
Belgium ratifies the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167), and the Part-Time Work Convention, 1994 (No. 175)
08 June 2016
25 May 2016
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have agreed to strengthen their collaboration in Bangladesh around activities of common interest, in particular safe and skilled migration.
24 May 2016
A structured Policy Document and Action Plan has been developed with the technical assistance of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote safety and health at work in Albania.
03 May 2016
28 April 2016
"Work-related stress affects workers in all professions in developed and developing countries alike. It can gravely harm not only workers’ health but also, and all too often, the wellbeing of their families," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
27 April 2016
As the world marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Valentina Forastieri Senior Specialist, Occupational Health, Health Promotion and Well-being for the ILO, outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.
26 April 2016
The ILO works with unions and the government in China to reduce the impact of stress and poor ergonomics on workers.
20 April 2016
The International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights the need to scale up prevention to ensure a safe and healthy workplace and fight the HIV epidemic.
24 March 2016
As part of the efforts to improve safety and health in the hazardous sectors of mining and construction, the Government is now bound to apply the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167) and the Safety and Health in Mining Convention, 1995 (No. 176). The value added of these ILO Conventions include requirements to develop a coherent national policy on safety and health in mining, and to articulate more clearly and implement more effectively the rights and duties of employers and workers and their representatives in both these sectors.
Thailand ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)
23 March 2016
Convention No. 187 is one of the ILO’s essential instruments in safety and health at the workplace
Preparation of the next edition of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses
18 November 2015
The Labour Inspection, Labour Administration and Occupational Safety and Health Branch (LABADMIN/OSH) of the ILO and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), housed in the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are cooperating in the preparation of new ILO digitally acquired standard images for the next edition of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses.
10 November 2015
09 November 2015
The Government of Bangladesh has completed the inspection phase of its efforts to assess exporting ready-made garment (RMG) factories for structural, fire and electrical safety with emphasis now switching to remediation.