News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

August 2018

  1. Integrating OSH into Indonesian micro, small and medium enterprises

    31 August 2018

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) is often poorly managed in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), causing greater risk of workplace accidents and work-related ill health. As part of its 2018 OSH campaign, the ILO conducted a mini business clinic to help Indonesian MSEs building productive, safe and healthy businesses.

July 2018

  1. © GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP 2019

    ILO bolsters occupational safety and health committees in Albanian construction sector

    30 July 2018

    The ILO organized a two-day workshop to enhance Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) through social dialogue at the workplace in Tirana, Albania. The meeting took place on 26-27 April 2018, within the EU-funded project “Economic and Social Affairs Platform” (ESAP), in cooperation with the Albanian Ministry of Economy and Finance and the National Labour Inspectorate. Eighty labour inspectors and representatives of the social partners examined how the functioning of enterprise-based OSH committees in the construction sector should be improved.

  2. Reinvigorating Indonesian OSH programmes by keeping young workers safe

    22 July 2018

    Indonesia continues to reinvigorate its occupational safety and health (OSH). Indonesian representatives participated in the ILO’s regional training course to strengthen the implementation of its OSH programmes by providing more OSH protection to young workers.

June 2018

  1. Belgium ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    05 June 2018

  2. Iceland ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    05 June 2018

February 2018

  1. ILO, University of Leicester launch research on violence and harassment in the digital economy

    05 February 2018

January 2018

  1. Toward stronger occupational safety and health prevention culture in Indonesia

    29 January 2018

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Month, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the National OSH Council (DK3N) is conducting an interactive discussion title “Hazards at the Workplace, the Importance of OSH” as part of the efforts to raise the awareness regarding the importance of OSH at the workplace as a response to recent national OSH incidents.

December 2017

  1. How trade unions promote decent work for persons with disabilities

    03 December 2017

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a report which highlights trade union action to promote decent work for persons with disabilities. ACTRAV talked to the department’s focal point on disability at work, Nezam Qahoush about the challenges persons with disabilities face in the world of work and the role of the trade union movement in promoting decent work for them.

September 2017

  1. ILO and CONASSAT Uruguay to launch campaign on occupational safety and health for young workers

    30 September 2017

    The initiative is part of the activities carried out under the ILO SafeYouth@Work Project - Building a generation of safe and healthy workers, which includes among others, the mainstreaming of OSH content in technical-professional training programs and the training of labour inspectors

June 2017

  1. Belgium has ratified the Invalidity, Old-Age and Survivors’ Benefits Convention, 1967 (No. 128), the Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170), and the Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Convention, 1991 (No. 172)

    14 June 2017

  2. Netherlands ratifies three important Conventions concerning Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

    08 June 2017

June 2016

  1. Belgium ratifies the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167), and the Part-Time Work Convention, 1994 (No. 175)

    08 June 2016

May 2016

  1. © Brilanta Kadillari / ILO 2019

    On the road to safer and healthier workplaces

    24 May 2016

    A structured Policy Document and Action Plan has been developed with the technical assistance of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote safety and health at work in Albania.

April 2016

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    Why workplace stress is a collective challenge and what to do about it

    27 April 2016

    As the world marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Valentina Forastieri Senior Specialist, Occupational Health, Health Promotion and Well-being for the ILO, outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.

March 2016

  1. Thailand ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    23 March 2016

    Convention No. 187 is one of the ILO’s essential instruments in safety and health at the workplace

November 2015

  1. Preparation of the next edition of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses

    18 November 2015

    The Labour Inspection, Labour Administration and Occupational Safety and Health Branch (LABADMIN/OSH) of the ILO and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), housed in the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are cooperating in the preparation of new ILO digitally acquired standard images for the next edition of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses.

  2. Belgium ratifies the Safety and Health in Agriculture Convention, 2001 (No. 184)

    10 November 2015

  3. Safety inspections for targeted Bangladesh export-oriented RMG factories complete

    09 November 2015

    The Government of Bangladesh has completed the inspection phase of its efforts to assess exporting ready-made garment (RMG) factories for structural, fire and electrical safety with emphasis now switching to remediation.

August 2015

  1. Indonesia ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    31 August 2015

    Convention No. 187 is one of the ILO’s essential instruments in safety and health at the workplace

June 2015

  1. Viet Nam enters a new phase in occupational safety and health

    25 June 2015

    Viet Nam’s new Law on Occupational Safety and Health has been given a green light, marking a significant milestone by extending the protection and preventive efforts to the informal economy