Technical cooperation activities in occupational safety and health

Through its development cooperation work, the LABADMIN/OSH Branch assists ILO Member States and social partners to:
1) strengthen labour governance through improvements in labour law enforcement and increased compliance at the workplace, by enhancing national capacities and strengthening labour administration and inspection systems;
2) reduce the number of work-related deaths, injuries and diseases, by creating a culture of prevention and promoting management systems approach to occupational safety and health.

We operate through a network of labour inspection, labour administration and OSH specialists at headquarters and in the field, as well as with project managers at global and country levels. Our support includes assistance in the scoping and design of new development cooperation initiatives, the provision of technical and administrative support and guidance to ongoing projects, as well as the capitalization of experiences and good practice, with a focus on developing countries.




Projects and programmes

  1. Upholding sustainable delivery mechanisms to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

    1 April 2018 - 31 December 2020

  2. Vision Zero Fund

    1 June 2016 - 1 June 2020

    The G7-initiated Vision Zero Fund initiative (VZF) aims to prevent work-related deaths, injuries and diseases in global supply chains.

  3. Safety and Health in Myanmar Supply Chains - A Vision Zero Fund project

    1 May 2017 - 31 May 2020

    The Vision Zero Fund (VZF) Myanmar project strives to realize the goal of zero work-related fatalities and severe injuries and diseases, by improving occupational safety and health practices and conditions in the garment and ginger supply chains.

  4. Enhancing Occupational Safety and Health Standards in Construction Sector in Cambodia

    1 April 2017 - 31 March 2020

    The project aims to address occupational safety and health (OSH) in hazardous industries in Cambodia, strengthen national OSH systems in line with the on-going national OSH programmes, and improve OSH standards at workplace level.

  5. Improving safety and health in Madagascar lychee and textile supply chains - A Vision Zero Fund project

    1 September 2017 - 31 December 2019

  6. Enhancing the Labour Administration Capacity to Improve Working Conditions and Tackle Undeclared Work

    1 July 2017 - 30 June 2019

    The Project contributes to the implementation of the European Union (EU) - Ukraine Association Agreement (in force since the 1 September, 2017) and its relevant annexes as well as of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions No. 81 and 129 on labour inspection, ratified by Ukraine in 2004

  7. SafeYouth@Work Project: Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers

    19 December 2014 - 18 December 2018

    The US Department of Labor-funded SafeYouth@Work project aims to promote the occupational safety and health (OSH) of young workers, with a focus on those aged 15 to 24.

  8. Youth 4 OSH: OSH for Young Workers and Young Employers in Global Supply Chains—Building a Culture of Prevention

    1 October 2016 - 31 August 2018

    The project seeks to reduce workplace injuries, fatalities, and occupational diseases through increased preventative safety actions by young workers and young employers in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam.

  9. Modernizing International Networking in Occupational Safety and Health

    1 January 2015 - 31 March 2018

    This project seeks to modernize ILO international networking in the occupational safety and health (OSH) field through strengthening institutional capacities to acquire and use knowledge and information for prevention globally.

  10. OSH in Global Supply Chains

    1 March 2016 - 31 December 2017

    ILO-EU project to improve the knowledge base on safety and health in global supply chains to support G20 work on safer workplaces