News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

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 2018

    ILO Director-General extends condolences to the families of the miners killed in Turkey

    14 May 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. ILO Director-General: Curbing chemical risks in the workplace

    28 April 2014

  4. 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.

  5. How Haitian workers are getting a handle on job safety

    25 April 2014

  6. Albania ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) and the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167)

    24 April 2014

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    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.

  8. © Jewel Samad / AFP 2018

    One year after Rana Plaza: Progress and the Way Forward

    24 April 2014

    Employer and union representatives join the ILO, donors and Government of Bangladesh representatives at a high-level event in Dhaka to mark the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy.

  9. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2018

    Working conditions in Bangladesh: challenges and opportunities

    23 April 2014

    On the 28th April, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities will organise a panel discussion, to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of Rana Plaza. Discussions focus on the role of ILO and its constituents in the prevention of such tragedies. Below are some views of the attending participants’ to this panel about the current challenges to improve health and safety at workplace in Bangladesh.

  10. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2018

    ILO Deputy DG welcomes advance payments to Rana Plaza survivors and victims' families

    22 April 2014

    Initial disbursements of TK 50,000 (US$ 645) made to survivors and families of those who died in the Rana Plaza building collapse in April 2013.

  11. New measures to protect seafarers

    11 April 2014

    The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.

  12. ILO sign agreement with the State Administration of Work Safety for implementing SCORE project

    08 April 2014

    SCORE is an ILO technical cooperation programme that provides practical training and in-factory counselling services to improve productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  13. ILO, Maritime sector to address abandonment of seafarers and shipowners’ liability

    04 April 2014

  14. Post Rana Plaza: A vision for the future

    03 April 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder's address to the High Level Meeting on garment and textiles production in Bangladesh organized by the Government of Denmark in Copenhagen.

  15. © Z.Hossain Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2018

    Ryder: Rana Plaza legacy must be improved working conditions globally

    03 April 2014

    The ILO Director-General highlights the human cost of poor working conditions and calls for action to ensure the Rana Plaza tragedy is not repeated.