Following the inclusion of a safe and healthy working environment in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights at work, the Governing Body, at its 347th session, approved the “Proposals and road map for the review of the Global Strategy on Occupational Safety and Health adopted at the 91st Session (2003) of the International Labour Conference and the promotion of a safe and healthy working environment as a new fundamental principle and right at work” and requested the Office to prepare for the 349th Session (October–November 2023) the Global Strategy on Occupational Safety and Health 2024–30 and the plan of action for its implementation.
to achieve widespread ratification and effective implementation of the occupational safety and health instruments (Convention No. 155, its 2002 Protocol and Convention No. 187). Adopted by the Governing Body of the ILO at its 307th Session (March 2010)
The determined efforts made over recent years by the ILO and its constituents to develop a more holistic and integrated approach to the fundamental issue of occupational safety and health (OSH) culminated in the adoption of a Plan of Action for achieving the widespread ratification and effective implementation of the three OSH instruments. This Plan of Action builds on the 2003 Global Strategy on OSH, the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187), and the 2009 General Survey on Occupational Safety and Health.
Report III (Part 1B)
General Survey concerning the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155), the Occupational Safety and Health Recommendation, 1981 (No. 164), and the Protocol of 2002 to the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981
International Labour Conference, 98th Session, 2009. Third item on the agenda: Information and reports on the application of Conventions and Recommendations. Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (articles 19, 22 and 35 of the Constitution)
Conclusions adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 91st Session, 2003
The Conference Conclusions outline a global strategy on occupational safety and health. They confirm the role of ILO instruments as a central pillar for the promotion of occupational safety and health. At the same time they also call for integrated action that better connects the ILO standards with other means of action such as advocacy, awareness raising, knowledge development, management, information dissemination and technical cooperation to maximize impact. The Conclusions pinpoint the need for tripartite national commitment and national action in fostering a preventive approach and a safety culture which are key to achieving lasting improvements in safety and health at work.
An in-depth study for discussion with a view to the elaboration of a plan of action for such activities. International Labour Conference, 91st Session 2003, sixth item on the agenda
Based on a survey carried out among ILO constituents, this report is aimed at examining the impact, coherence and relevance of ILO standards and related activities in the area of occupational safety and health and to develop a consensus on a plan of action to increase their impact.