Libreville, 16 December 2011 (ACTRAV INFO)-The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) and the Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork) have held a sub-regional workshop on the evaluation and consolidation of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training programmes for workers' organizations in francophone Africa.
The event ended with the validation of the contents of the OHS Worker Education Manual for these countries which is scheduled for publication during 2012. The workshop's conclusions focused mainly on finalizing the process for setting up inter-union national OHS bodies which, in turn, will help to speed up the process for the creation of the Pan-African Organization of Inter-Union OHS Bodies, whose founding texts were drafted on the fringes of the 7th Forum of the Inter-African Association for the Prevention of Professional Risks (IAPRP).
The workshop, which was the second of its kind, following the one held in Cotonou in December 2010, was held in Libreville from 12-16 December 2011and brought together 15 trade union leaders, including three women, from seven countries (Burundi, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, and Rwanda). Together the two workshops covered almost all of the French-speaking African countries.
For more information, contact:
Specialist in workers’activities(ACTRAV)
Desk Officer for Africa
Tel : +41 22 799 7616
Email : mbaye[at]ilo[dot]org