An ILO Flagship Programme
The issueSafe and healthy work is a fundamental human right and a foundation of sustainable development. Yet, 2.78 million workers die each year from work-related injuries and illnesses and another 374 million suffer from non-fatal work-related injury and diseases. In addition to incalculable suffering, lost workdays represent almost 4% of the world's annual GDP.
The Safety + Health for All responseSafety + health for All adopts a focused approach to reduce the incidence of work-related deaths, injuries & diseases. The programme focuses on 4 strategic areas - building knowledge, building capacities, building conducive national frameworks and building demand for safety and health at work and targets:
- Hazardous sectors such as agriculture and construction
- Workers with higher vulnerability to occupational injuries and diseases: young workers (15-24), women and migrant workers
- Small and medium enterprises
- Global supply chains
This ILO Working Paper presents the results of a multiple case-study analysis of regional occupational safety and health (OSH) networks.
The ILO and the WHO signed an Agreement on the collaboration for the development of a joint methodology for estimating the work-related burden of disease and injury and preparation of corresponding estimates.
Assessment of drivers and constraints for OSH improvement in global value chains and intervention design
Prepared for the 2018 World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the publication describes the OSH risks faced by young workers and to encourage a global conversation on the need to improve their safety and health.