Labour administration and inspection

Labour inspection in a sweatshop in Brazil

Labour inspection is a key element of any labour administration system for enduring the implementation of labour policies, providing feedback and allowing for a readjustment of these policies as necessary. In recent years, the importance of labour inspection in promoting decent work has been widely recognized. Yet in many countries, the changing world of work with its new employment patterns has been accompanied by reduced government interventions in the workplace. Even where there is a general agreement on the benefits of labour inspection, the real impact of labour inspectors has often been limited, especially among vulnerable or hard-to-reach groups and in the large informal economy. The ILO is working to strenghten labour inspection systems with a view to ensuring labour law compliance through the promotion of relevant international labour standards, and technical advisory services and projects.

News

  1. Press release

    ILO holds training workshop on Occupational Safety and Health for social partners in Iraq

    27 September 2021

    The workshop aimed to strengthen the role of employers' and workers' organizations in the field of OSH, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. News

    ILO-Ministry of Manpower launch a Guideline for Labour Inspection in Time of Pandemic

    07 September 2021

    The ILO and the Ministry of Manpower jointly develop and launch a Guideline for Labour Inspection in Time of Pandemic to optimize the performance of labour inspectors and to ensure labour compliance as part of the COVID-19 prevention at workplaces.

  3. News

    The GHS in the world of work: Mapping synergies between ILO Instruments and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

    03 September 2021

    This report explores critical synergies between the GHS and the ILO’s instruments on chemicals and occupational safety and health, with an aim to further promote GHS implementation and an even greater engagement of the world of work in global efforts toward the safer management of chemicals.

Courses

  1. Deadline for application: 07 October 2022

    Workshop on ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses

    24 - 28 November 2022

  2. Fecha limite para la inscripción: 05 de noviembre 2022

    Curso a distancia en Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo (course in Spanish)

    21 November 2022 - 13 May 2023

  3. Deadline for application: 07 October 2022

    Workshop on Management of Occupational Safety and Health in International Organizations

    14 - 18 November 2022