News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health
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News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

September 2014

  1. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2014
    Ebola outbreak: How we’re keeping workers safe

    01 September 2014

    Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come in contact with the disease. Dennis Zulu, Chief Program Officer, ILO Office for Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone underlines the importance of equipping those workers with the knowledge and equipment they need to stay safe.

August 2014

  1. ILO Director-General: "Work claims more victims than war"

    26 August 2014

    Guy Ryder announces ILO to renew efforts to get compliance for health and safety standards at work around the globe.

  2. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2014
    ILO's role in the 2014 Ebola outbreak

    25 August 2014

    The unprecedented 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak poses serious health risks for workers in various occupations and has had a significant occupational mortality, especially among health care workers. These casualties add to the global shortage of health workers, which particularly affects the countries experiencing this outbreak. Within its mandate, the ILO is collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) in specific activities to address important occupational safety and health and other issues arising out of this outbreak in relation to the world of work.

  3. © Pascal Pavani / AFP 2014
  4. Jordan workers’ centre proves an essential lifeline for migrants

    04 August 2014

    In less than one year the Al Hassan Industrial Zone Workers’ Centre in Jordan has become a model for servicing migrant workers.

July 2014

  1. ILO and WHO team up to improve working conditions in the health sector

    30 July 2014

    The two UN agencies are publishing the HealthWISE package – consisting of an Action Manual and Trainers’ Guide – that aims not only to improve working conditions for health workers but also to deliver better quality services for patients.

June 2014

  1. 125 Labour Inspectors Received Training by the ITC-ILO

    26 June 2014

    Labour Inspectors from the Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishments attended a three week long training programme by the ILO aimed at strengthening capacity of the labour inspection system of Bangladesh

  2. ILO and Singapore renew Partnership Agreement to improve labour and workplace practices in Southeast Asia

    10 June 2014

    Involves cooperation on issues concerning productivity, occupational safety and health, tripartism and social dialogue.

  3. ILO develops global database on national OSH legislation to support the improvement of national systems and programmes

    06 June 2014

    Legislation on occupational safety and health (OSH) is an essential component of national systems and programmes aiming at protecting the health and safety of workers. The ILO, in its efforts to support the development of national OSH systems, has developed and launched LEGOSH, an innovative database to collect, analyse, describe and share essential knowledge on OSH legislation and policy around the world.

  4. Uruguay ratifies the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176)

    05 June 2014

    Uruguay has ratified 15 occupational safety and health Conventions

May 2014

  1. © Bulent Kilic / AFP 2014

April 2014

  1. Working conditions in Europe and globally

    28 April 2014

    Remarks by Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director-General, to the European Commission conference on "Working Conditions"

  2. ILO and European Commission to bolster cooperation on safety and health at work

    28 April 2014

    Both institutions pledge closer collaboration in promoting safety and health in workplaces around the world, especially in emerging countries

  3. ICOH declaration on the World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    27 April 2014

    The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) renews its call for joint actions for developing occupational safety and health (OSH) programmes meeting the changing needs at the workplace in a globalized economy.

  4. © Munir uz Zaman / AFP 2014
    ILO: Rana Plaza is an opportunity to change how global supply chains operate

    24 April 2014

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships Gilbert Houngbo says that the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh which killed over 1,100 garment workers in April 2013 can be a catalyst for change.

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