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 ApproachSafety + 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
COVID-19 ResponseSafety + Health for All offers a tailored set of interventions to address the immediate and longer-term safety and health needs of constituents related to COVID-19. The programme is repurposing operations to provide assistance in adopting national and workplace policies and measures, including through the integration of biological hazards and emergency preparedness in enterprise risk management, and national/ sectorial plans of action to avoid recurrence of contagion in workplaces. In particular, based on a rapid assessment, the Vision Zero Fund is setting-up immediate fast-track support to countries where it is operating to provide sector-specific responses applicable to garment and agriculture global supply chains.
Improving Safety and Health in Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: An overview of initiatives and delivery mechanisms
This report focuses on micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and their specific characteristics that are likely to have an impact on occupational safety and health (OSH) outcomes.
Developed under the project Enhancing the role and engagement of the world of work actors in international chemical management, this report highlights the main contributions and strategic advantages of ILO instruments in the current global efforts to combat chemical hazards.
The document provides information on the strategic components of the Flagship Programme and details the path towards lasting improvements in the safety and health of workers
This collection of impact stories captures the highlights of the Project and aims to inspire further work to improve OSH for youth.
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.