News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

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.

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

June 2017

  1. Belgium has ratified the Invalidity, Old-Age and Survivors’ Benefits Convention, 1967 (No. 128), the Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170), and the Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Convention, 1991 (No. 172)

    14 June 2017

  2. Netherlands ratifies three important Conventions concerning Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

    08 June 2017

June 2016

  1. Belgium ratifies the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167), and the Part-Time Work Convention, 1994 (No. 175)

    08 June 2016

May 2016

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    On the road to safer and healthier workplaces

    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.

April 2016

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    Why workplace stress is a collective challenge and what to do about it

    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.

March 2016

  1. 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

November 2015

  1. 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.

  2. Belgium ratifies the Safety and Health in Agriculture Convention, 2001 (No. 184)

    10 November 2015

  3. Safety inspections for targeted Bangladesh export-oriented RMG factories complete

    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.

August 2015

  1. Indonesia ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    31 August 2015

    Convention No. 187 is one of the ILO’s essential instruments in safety and health at the workplace

June 2015

  1. Viet Nam enters a new phase in occupational safety and health

    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

  2. ILO and EU-Presidency join forces to improve working conditions in small enterprises

    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.

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    Rana Plaza victims’ compensation scheme secures funds needed to make final payments

    08 June 2015

    ILO Director-General encouraged by milestone but says more work remains to be done.

May 2015

  1. 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.

April 2015

  1. World OSH Day Celebrated in Turkey for the First Time

    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.

  2. 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.