14 August 2015
Statement of Tim De Meyer, Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia on the explosions in China's Tianjin port area
13 August 2015
Approximately 100 of the illustrations accompanying the checkpoints were improved and revised in this second edition of the manual. The first edition was published in 2012 and it was well received by the ergonomic and occupational safety and health (OSH) practitioners and professional bodies around the world. Certain users recommended improving the illustrations so that they reflect the best available ergonomic techniques and practice globally, rather than in a few project countries. ILO specialists and external experts reviewed and commented on the illustrations.
31 July 2015
In the jungles of Papua, Indonesia, an ILO-supported programme has helped construction workers and employers understand why safety is important, and how they can make simple, practical changes.
02 July 2015
The partnership will strengthen institutional mechanisms for effective labour inspection; enhance human resource capacities in the country to enforce the law on labour inspections and partner with the private sector to promote international labour standards and ensure their compliance by enterprises.
01 July 2015
International labour standards and tools, if correctly applied, are very effective in protecting frontline health workers treating patients with potentially deadly infectious diseases, such as Ebola, says Christiane Wiskow, Senior Health Sector Specialist at the International Labour Organization (ILO).
25 June 2015
Viet Nam’s new Law on Occupational Safety and Health has been given a green light, marking a significant milestone by extending the protection and preventive efforts to the informal economy
10 June 2015
Informal meeting of Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs alongside the 104th International Labour Conference agree on renewed efforts to improve working conditions in small and micro enterprises.
08 June 2015
ILO Director-General encouraged by milestone but says more work remains to be done.
Code of Conduct gives Viet Nam hope to address workplace sexual harassment, protecting workers and benefiting business
25 May 2015
A new Code of Conduct developed with ILO support is expected to help the Government, employers and workers in Viet Nam identify sexual harassment in the workplace, prevent and address it through practical guidance which is missing in the laws.
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder expresses great sadness over Philippines shoe factory deaths, calls for stronger health and safety measures
14 May 2015
28 April 2015
The ILO has been recognizing the World OSH Day as both a day for commemoration and celebration since 2003 and this day is celebrated this year in Turkey for the first time with a focus on the crucial role of the National OSH Council.
28 April 2015
22 April 2015
Since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse there has been a sustained effort to enhance the capacity and efficiency of the Labour Inspectorate. ILO is supporting this process through its Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Amongst the newly recruited inspectors trained by ILO is 27-year-old Farzana Islam.
20 April 2015
Two years after the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh, the ILO has helped many survivors get back on their feet and back to work, two of whom have opened their own successful businesses and are thinking big for the future.
ILO: 'Building a culture of prevention on OSH is a joint commitment by governments, workers and employers'
14 April 2015
ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy Sandra Polaski attended the first All-Russian OSH Week, where she highlighted the need to ensure safe and healthy workplaces worldwide.
Turkey ratifies the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167) and the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176)
24 March 2015
Turkey is the thirtieth and twenty-seventh ILO member State to have ratified, respectively, Convention No. 176 and Convention No.167, which aim to improve the safety and health of millions of mine and construction workers worldwide.
An EU-funded Project, implemented by the ILO, contributed to better employment services and improved vocational education in Albania
22 January 2015
The Delegation of the European Union to Albania and the International Labour Organization (ILO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, presented results a three-year Human Resources Development project for Albania on 15 January 2015 in Tirana.
19 December 2014
Margherita Licata and Kofi Amekudzi, Technical Specialists ILOAIDS, discuss the successes of ILO's work to combat HIV in the workplace for lessons that could be applied in containing other diseases such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
15 December 2014
The increasing proportion of women in the workforce raises a range of gender-related questions about the different effects of work-related risks on men and women. If health promotion policies in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) are to be effective for both women and men, they must be based on more accurate information about the relationship between health and gender roles.
04 December 2014
Thousands of workers live in extreme conditions in Egypt’s stone quarries. The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) recently provided technical support for education and awareness-raising among the stone quarry workers of Minya on the occupational health and safety risks in their mines.