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Document ID (ISN)109652
CIS number 09-514
ISSN - Serial title 0020-7780 - International Labour Review - Revue internationale du Travail - Revista internacional del trabajo
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Weil D.
Title A strategic approach to labour inspection
Original title Un planteamiento estratégico de la inspección del trabajo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2008, Vol.147, No.4, p.349-375. Illus. 48 ref.
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Abstract In a report released in 2006, the ILO highlighted the difficulties of labour inspection in its member States and advocated a number of measures to strengthen its effectiveness. This article argues that inspectorates must go beyond calls for more inspectors by adopting a clear strategic framework for reacting to incoming complaints and targeting programmed investigations in order to maximize effectiveness in the use of their overstretched resources. To do so, it proposes that their work must be guided by the principles of prioritization, deterrence, sustainability and achieving systemic effects. The article concludes with an outline of the requirements of a coherent regulatory strategy.
Descriptors (primary) national organization; labour inspection; role of government; ILO
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; responsibilities; role of labour inspection; enforcement
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection