Decision on the third item on the agenda: Prevention of occupational diseases

Record of decisions | 15 March 2013

Decision on the third item on the agenda: Prevention of occupational diseases

The Governing Body:

(a) confirmed that the prevention of occupational diseases is a central element of the Decent Work Agenda, and supported the strategy and actions for prevention of occupational diseases described in paragraphs 39–41 of document GB.317/POL/3; and

(b) requested the Director-General to intensify the Office’s work on the prevention of occupational diseases reflected in paragraph 41 of document GB.317/POL/3, placing special emphasis on knowledge of these diseases in developing countries, and to take the Governing Body’s suggestions into account.

(Document GB.317/POL/3, paragraph 42, as amended.)