News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

February 2021

  1. Improving safety and health in global supply chains vital for development

    23 February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown what happens when occupational safety and health systems are under-resourced and unprepared. Improving the protection of working people, particularly in global supply chains, is vital for social and economic development, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told a meeting of the Vision Zero Fund.

  2. Safer workplaces by integrating HIV and COVID-19 prevention programme

    22 February 2021

    The ILO and its social partners continue to promote an integrated prevention programme for both HIV and COVID-19 to create safer, more productive workplaces.

  3. ILO and its partners release a new COVID-19 Guideline to protect both businesses and workers

    11 February 2021

    A new Guideline on COVID-19 Prevention at Workplace was jointly launched by the ILO and its partners, providing key preventive actions and measurements to ensure sustainable businesses and better protect workers in Indonesia.

January 2021

  1. Investments on OSH improve companies’ safety performances

    15 January 2021

    Indonesia is celebrating its National Occupational Safety and Health month by encouraging beneficial connection between OSH investments and safety performances and by promoting OSH culture in all business sectors, including micro and small businesses.

December 2020

  1. Reaching out the first 90 goal by introducing the ILO-WHO Joint Guideline on HIV Self-Testing at Workplace

    17 December 2020

    The ILO raise the national companies’ awareness about the HIV self-testing initiative as part of community-based screening, aimed to increase the number of people who know their HIV status and seek treatment. The event marks the final ILO webinars in conjunction with the commemoration of the World AIDS Day 2020.

  2. ILO-Apindo team up to promote innovative campaign on HIV prevention at workplace

    15 December 2020

    Four winning video blogs (vlogs) on non-discriminatory policy and HIV prevention at workplace were announced by the ILO and the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) to inspire more companies combating stigma and discrimination against HIV with innovative campaign using vlog.

  3. Three companies share good practices for employees and communities to combat discrimination against HIV

    07 December 2020

    The ILO documents three best practices at the enterprise level to inspire more companies to join forces in developing non-discriminatory workplaces and communities. It is part of the ILO support to the implementation of national regulation.

November 2020

  1. Combating stigma and discrimination against HIV with creative campaigns

    16 November 2020

    The ILO team up with the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) to empower companies combating stigma and discrimination against HIV with innovative campaign using video blog (vlog).

  2. Integrating HIV and COVID-19 prevention programmes for safer workplaces

    13 November 2020

    Better protection against HIV and COVID-19 can be done by implementing an integrated programme at the enterprise level. One company shares its good practices in integrating these two programmes with support from the health service.

  3. Providing better protection to women against violence and HIV

    06 November 2020

    Women are still vulnerable to violence and HIV. The ILO’s webinar addresses this important issue to strengthen the movement against violence and vulnerability to HIV for women.

October 2020

  1. Breaking the silence against HIV/AIDS among youth with knowledge

    30 October 2020

    To reduce the vulnerability of youth to HIV/AIDS in the country, the ILO with its social empower Indonesian youth with knowledge and better awareness.

  2. Integrating HIV/AIDS with OSH to create non-discriminatory workplaces

    23 October 2020

    The ILO and its social partners promote the integration of HIV/AIDS prevention programme at the workplace with occupational safety and health (OSH) programmes to end stigma and discrimination.

  3. Qatar issues a National Policy on Occupational Safety and Health to promote the right to safe and healthy workplaces

    07 October 2020

July 2020

  1. © Nenad Stojkovic 2021

    A better normal must mean tackling workplace violence and harassment

    27 July 2020

    There are signs that work-related violence and harassment has increased during the COVID-19 crisis. A new ILO report looks at how the causes and manifestations can be addressed, something that will be essential if we are to create a ‘better normal’.

  2. Workers’ organizations are essential to promote and put into practice ILO standards on Violence and Harassment

    03 July 2020

    Social dialogue including collective bargaining remains a vital instrument for workers’organizations to advocate for the ratification and implementation of these new ILO standards on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  3. © Sergiy1975 - Dreamstime.com 2021

    Let’s talk openly about mental health in the workplace

    03 July 2020

    With so many workers suffering the psychological consequences of the pandemic, mental health cannot remain a taboo.

June 2020

  1. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  2. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  3. © A. Mirza / ILO 2021

    COVID-19 shows why domestic workers need same rights and protection as others

    16 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of domestic workers.

  4. © Arlington County 2021

    Hand washing at work - The key to staying safe

    11 June 2020

    ILO international labour standards provide a vital guide to staying safe as people begin returning to their workplaces in some parts of the world.