OSH Global Action for Prevention (OSH/GAP)

Global Technical Team and Global Action for Prevention

The recently announced OSH Global Action for Prevention cooperative development programme is led by the LABADMIN/OSH Branch. The OSH Global Action for Prevention Programme will take on the global OSH challenges with the support of partner countries, donors, employers’ and workers’ organizations and OSH knowledge and specialist organizations. The programme will provide policy and strategy advice, knowledge and capacity building interventions primarily to governments, employers and workers in low and lower-middle income countries where nascent or fragile OSH systems need to be strengthened. The programme will design and deliver country-specific strategic interventions to:
  • improve national regulatory frameworks on OSH and strengthen capacity to develop and implement compliance strategies and inspection practices;
  • enhance national institutional capacities to acquire and use OSH knowledge and information to develop effective prevention policies, strategies, systems and programmes;
  • encourage and facilitate consultation, collaboration and cooperation in OSH between governments, employers and workers through effective dialogue;
  • strengthen national employment injury compensation legislation and administrations to interact with OSH systems and programmes through integrated functions, where appropriate, and economic incentives for investment in prevention and compliance.