News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

September 2022

  1. © ILO 2022

    WHO and ILO call for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work

    28 September 2022

    New global WHO guidelines on mental health at work are reinforced by practical strategies outlined in a joint WHO/ILO policy brief.

  2. © J.R. Donovan / IAEA 2022

    Exposure to ionizing occupational radiation affects over 24 million workers globally

    05 September 2022

    Over 500 experts from all over the world are to exchange information and experiences on strengthening the protection of workers from radiation.

August 2022

  1. © Chhor Sokunthea / World Bank 2022

    ILO’s Vision Zero Fund and Nike launch initiative to reduce injuries and deaths from road accidents among garment and footwear workers

    29 August 2022

    Garment and footwear workers are disproportionately affected by road accidents; a new project aims to find out why and offer tools to improve safety.

  2. Stronger workplace safety targeted in key Bangladesh industrial sectors

    17 August 2022

    Safety culture to be boosted in ten key industries, building on success of similar efforts in garment sector.

July 2022

  1. COVID-19 risk assessment service for business sustainability in the hospitality industry

    06 July 2022

    The COVID-19 risk assessment provided for free by the ILO’s Enhancing COVID-19 Prevention at and through Workplaces helps strengthening the occupational safety and health (OSH) management system in Indonesia’s hospitality industry.

June 2022

  1. Bangladesh labour inspectorate takes over factory safety records

    30 June 2022

  2. © Virginia Guard Public Affairs 2022

    ILO adopts new guidelines on biological hazards in the world of work

    29 June 2022

    Groundbreaking new guidelines on handling biological hazards in the workplace have been agreed by experts meeting in Geneva.

  3. © M. Crozet / ILO/OIT 2022

    App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun

    21 June 2022

    Skin cancer is preventable, yet despite this more than 120,000 people globally died of the disease and more than 1.5 million were diagnosed with it in 2020.

  4. Trade union confederations contribute to the achievement of HIV/AIDS global target in Indonesia

    07 June 2022

    The ILO conducted a seminar to showcase contributions given by trade unions confederations through their programme activities aimed to prevent HIV at the workplace and to promote a non-discriminatory policy in various industrial sectors.

May 2022

  1. ILO-IPDN collaborate to improve understanding of labour issues for education personnel and students

    19 May 2022

    The ILO collaborates with the Institute of Home Affairs Governance (IPDN) to increase the understanding and strengthen the curriculum for educators and students on international labour standards.

  2. Recognized, Indonesia’s collaborative efforts to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

    12 May 2022

    The ILO global report on occupational safety and health (OSH), issued as part of the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Workplace highlights efforts taken by Indonesia to build a partnership with relevant actors in implementing the COVID-19 risk assessment service at workplace.

  3. The ILO launches OSH learning programme and educational game

    09 May 2022

    To strengthen the creation of a strong, resilience of occupational safety and health (OSH) prevention culture in Indonesia, the ILO and its partners develop an innovative way to raise the OSH awareness for youth through e-learning programme and educational game.

  4. Recently launched HIV e-learning programme strengthens HIV prevention programme at the enterprise level

    05 May 2022

    The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesian Medical Association for Occupational Health (IDKI) strengthens the implementation of Manpower Ministerial Decree on HIV prevention through HIV e-learning module and training programme for enterprises.

  5. © Jesse A. Lora / NAVFAC 2022

    Social dialogue is key to mitigate work accidents and increase productivity

    04 May 2022

    Social dialogue is needed to enhance the OSH management system at the company management level, and improve the quality of the human resources.

  6. The collection of ILO-WHO International Chemical Safety Cards is now available in English and 13 other languages

    03 May 2022

    Thanks to the Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho (Working Conditions Authority) from Portugal, the collection of International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs) is now also available in Portuguese. This addition makes the ICSCs collection freely accesible on the web in English and 13 other languages: Chinese, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

April 2022

  1. © Francisco Cruz Anaya 2022

    Good coffee, safe lives

    28 April 2022

    Briseida Venegas Ramos is president of a female-led coffee cooperative in Veracruz, Mexico. She teaches farmers how to prevent accidents while working.

  2. © Jesse A. Lora / NAVFAC 2022

    Social dialogue, key to strengthening safety and health at work

    28 April 2022

    Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have shown the importance of an effective collaboration between social partners in preventing occupational accidents and diseases, says a new report from the ILO on World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

  3. Social dialogue for a positive safety and health culture

    28 April 2022

    In a message to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, outlines the importance of workers, employers and governments working together to reduce deaths and injuries in the workplace.

March 2022

  1. ILO and the Ministry of Manpower celebrate the 2022 World Day for Safety and Health at Work by encouraging multi-stakeholder collaboration

    28 March 2022

    Mark every year on 28 April, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. Indonesia emphasized the need for collaboration of all parties.

  2. © ILO/TEMPO 2022

    ILO Governing Body agrees on key occupational safety and health discussion at International Labour Conference 2022

    18 March 2022

    An amendment to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, to include occupational safety and health, will be discussed during the 110th session of the International Labour Conference.