News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

November 2018

  1. 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.

  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).

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. 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.

  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.

  3. Myanmar ginger farmers trained on safer and healthier practices

    06 July 2018

    A group of 35 ginger famers and government officials from Myanmar’s Shan State received a week-long training to help reduce the health risks associated with their workplace and improve their agricultural practices.

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

April 2018

  1. SafeYouth@Work Action Plan

    27 April 2018

  2. Invest in young workers’ safety and health

    27 April 2018

    In a statement to mark ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’, ILO Director General Guy Ryder calls for action to make workplaces safe for young workers.

  3. SafeYouth@Work Action Plan

    27 April 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.

October 2017

  1. Myanmar’s ginger value chain actors meet to discuss safer practices and better production

    30 October 2017

    Through the support of the ILO’s Vision Zero Fund, all actors involved in Myanmar’s ginger value chain, from production to commercialization, met in Aung Ban, Shan State to discuss the way forward to promote occupational safety and health as well as to fairly maximize the benefits of the ginger business.

  2. Director-General Guy Ryder Opening Address at XXI World Congress on Safety and Health-Transcript

    06 October 2017

    Transcript of Statement by Director-General Guy Ryder during opening ceremonies at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health 2017, in Singapore

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

  2. SafeYouth@Work Media Competition

    11 September 2017