Safe and healthy workers

Building a generation of safe and healthy workers (Safe Youth@Work Project): Fact sheet

The ILO is implementing a global project that will ensure young workers are safe and healthy having the Philippines as one of three pilot countries apart from Viet Nam and Myanmar. The project aims to improve the working condition of young workers, aged 15 to 24 years old, and promote a culture of prevention in the country.

The Project seeks to achieve four immediate objectives, each contributing to the overall development objective:

1. Comprehensive, relevant and quality data and information on OSH of young workers are available for effective use in selected countries.

2. National legislation, regulations, policies and programmes are improved in order to better address the safety and health of young workers.

3. National capacities to monitor and enforce OSH laws and regulations, particularly those relevant to young workers, are enhanced.

4. Knowledge and awareness of the particular hazards and risks faced by young workers is increased.


Funding is provided by the United States Department of Labor under cooperative agreement number IL-26690-14-75-K-11.

This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government. One hundred percentage of the total costs of the project or programme is financed with Federal funds, for a total of 11,443,156 dollars.