News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

July 2018

  1. Myanmar ginger farmers trained on safer and healthier practices

    06 July 2018

    A group of 35 ginger famers and government officials from Myanmar’s Shan State received a week-long training to help reduce the health risks associated with their workplace and improve their agricultural practices.

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

April 2018

  1. Invest in young workers’ safety and health

    27 April 2018

    In a statement to mark ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’, ILO Director General Guy Ryder calls for action to make workplaces safe for young workers.

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.

October 2017

  1. Myanmar’s ginger value chain actors meet to discuss safer practices and better production

    30 October 2017

    Through the support of the ILO’s Vision Zero Fund, all actors involved in Myanmar’s ginger value chain, from production to commercialization, met in Aung Ban, Shan State to discuss the way forward to promote occupational safety and health as well as to fairly maximize the benefits of the ginger business.

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

  2. Global action needed to tackle rising work-related injuries and diseases, ILO says

    07 September 2017

    Work-related fatal injuries and diseases have increased from 2.3 million to 2.78 million per year according to new data issued at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore. ILO launched a call for concerted global action to address new and emerging occupational safety and health challenges.

  3. Keynote address to the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    04 September 2017

    Delivered by Ms Nancy Leppink, Chief of the Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch, International Labour Organization, Switzerland

  4. ILO head calls for global coalition on safety and health at work

    04 September 2017

    2.78 million workers continue to die each year from work-related injuries and illnesses - 2.4 million of these deaths can be attributed to work-related diseases alone.

August 2017

  1. © Caia Image / Science Photo Lib 2018

    New Global Estimates on Workplace Injury and Illness and Emerging OSH Challenges to be presented

    29 August 2017

July 2017

  1. Workers pick up safety quiz prizes

    25 July 2017

    A prize giving ceremony has marked the end of ‘Safe Workplaces, Go ahead Bangladesh’ radio campaign. The campaign raised awareness of basic occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and their prevention in the Bangladesh RMG sector.

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

  3. ILO launches media competition and Youth4OSH project in the Philippines

    05 June 2017

    To build a safety and health culture among young Filipino workers, the ILO launches the Youth4OSH Project and invites young people to join the SafeYouth@Work Media Competition. Winning entries for photo, film, song, story, poster/drawing and the unique Surprise Us category will get the chance to travel to Singapore in September 2017 and to present their winning piece due on 30 June 2017.

April 2017

  1. How data can protect workers’ health and lives

    28 April 2017

    This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health data. Dr Francisco Santos-O'Connor (ILO Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health – OSH for Asia) explains the importance of optimizing the collection and use of these data.

  2. © Jesse A. Lora / NAVFAC 2018

    "Accurate data will help to save lives"

    28 April 2017

    "Countries that have good data will be better placed to fulfil their commitment to implement and report on the global plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all under the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," says ILO Director-General on World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28th April.

  3. World Safe Day 2017: new and innovative partnership launched in Brazil

    25 April 2017