Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch (LABADMIN/OSH)

Achieving decent, safe and healthy working conditions has been central to the mission of the International Labour Organization since its creation in 1919 and an objective that has been reaffirmed in the 1944 Declaration of Philadelphia and the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for Fair Globalization. Almost half of all ILO Conventions and Recommendations, either wholly or in part, address issues related to occupational safety and health (OSH) and a significant number of Conventions and Recommendations similarly address the important role labour administration and labour inspection play in assisting countries to achieving compliance with international labour standards.

The Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch (LABADMIN/OSH) is responsible for developing and assisting in the implementation of the ILO’s objectives in these important areas through the provision of technical expertise and support on global, regional and national levels. LABADMIN/OSH combines within one branch the responsibilities previously divided between the former Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork) and the Labour Administration and Inspection Programme (LAB/ADMIN). More about mission and vision

News, articles and statements

  1. Regional cooperation in the Western Balkans for ensuring the right of every worker to safe and fair working conditions developed

    29 March 2019

    In the frame of the ILO project “Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP)”, funded by the EU, the Labour Inspection of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia have signed yesterday, 27 of March, in Tirana, Albania, a memorandum of understanding to develop regional cooperation with the aim of ensuring the right of every worker to safe and fair working conditions, as an essential element of social policy.

  2. Strategic Compliance Planning Workshop in Laos PDR

    20 February 2019

    The ILO held a workshop on strategic compliance planning on occupational safety and health (OSH) on 6-8 February 2019 in Vientiane, Lao PDR, supported by a Vision Zero Fund project: Safety and Health in Lao PDR Supply Chains.

  3. Tripartite Strategic Compliance Planning Workshop in Malaysia

    14 February 2019

    The Malaysia Ministry of Human Resources (MoHR) and the ILO organized a tripartite strategic compliance planning workshop for labour regulators in Peninsular Malaysia, funded by USDOL-Labour Law Reform project.