The Global Coalition for Safety and Health at Work

The Global Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health is a multi-stakeholder partnership aiming at generating strategies and practical solutions for common occupational safety and health challenges that can benefit from a global perspective. By uniting organizations, governments, workers and employers, the Global Coalition fosters alliances, maximizing and leveraging existing knowledge and resources.

Despite progress made in recent decades, according to the global estimates announced by the ILO in 2017, each year 2.78 million workers still suffer fatal and 374 million more non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses. This human tragedy can only be addressed by putting aside individual agendas to collaborate on creating solutions together to respond to global challenges.

The Global Coalition was an initiative promoted by the Government of Finland and supported by the ILO, the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), the European Commission, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the Government of Singapore.

The Governments of Chile, Croatia, Finland, Iraq, Portugal, Singapore and South Africa integrate the Steering Committee of the Coalition, together with the International Organization of Employers (IOE), the International Trade Union Organization (ITUC), ICOH, EU-OSHA, the European Commission, the International Social Security Association (ISSA), the International Association of Labour Inspection and the ILO, acting as chair and Secretariat. The WHO is an observer of the Steering Committee.

The Global Coalition is composed of Task Groups that reflect the identified priorities of the global agenda on safety and health at work. Six Task Groups are established to date: learn more about Task Groups.

Learn more about how to join and support the coalition.