ILO presents findings and recommendations on Costa Rica's labour inspection system

The ILO presented the results from its recent needs assessment on Costa Rica's labour inspection system in San José. The Labour Minister, Ms. Sandra Piszk, was present and thanked the ILO for its valuable recommendations.

Meeting | San José, Costa Rica | 19 April 2012

The recommendations covered a number of themes including the:

  • development of an evidence-based annual labour inspection plan;
  • creation of a more integrated system of databases;
  • strengthening of procedures for notifying workplace accidents and cases of occupational diseases;
  • decentralization of services provided by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security;
  • importance of maintaining the current number of labour inspectors; and the
  • possibility of exploring with workers' and employers' organizations the reactivation of the National Consultation Council on labour inspection.

Following the presentation, Labour Ministry officials worked on crafting a general outline for a work plan to strengthen the country's labour inspection system, including actions to be taken for improving the statistical information systems of the labour inspectorate.