World Day for Safety and Health at Work
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.
25 April 2017
Participants of All-Russia OSH Week Discuss International Labour Inspection and OSH Challenges and Solutions
10 April 2017
Day one of the All-Russia OSH Week-2017 featured a conference of the Regional Alliance of Labour Inspections (RALI) of CIS and Mongolia. The participants discussed their countries' best practices of state supervision and control, including those in the OSH sphere.
New project website - Supporting transition from the informal to formal economy and reducing undeclared work in Greece
23 March 2017
In Greece, undeclared work remains a significant feature of the economy, despite measures taken in recent years to address the issue.
14 October 2016
An ILO training equipped Ukrainian labour inspectors with skills and knowledge to implement awareness-raising and training activities and to provide advisory services to employers and workers.
02 July 2015
The partnership will strengthen institutional mechanisms for effective labour inspection; enhance human resource capacities in the country to enforce the law on labour inspections and partner with the private sector to promote international labour standards and ensure their compliance by enterprises.
Rana Plaza, two years on
22 April 2015
Since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse there has been a sustained effort to enhance the capacity and efficiency of the Labour Inspectorate. ILO is supporting this process through its Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Amongst the newly recruited inspectors trained by ILO is 27-year-old Farzana Islam.
22 January 2015
The Delegation of the European Union to Albania and the International Labour Organization (ILO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, presented results a three-year Human Resources Development project on 15 January 2015 in Tirana.
20 October 2014
At an ILO-EU stocktaking meeting on the Sustainability Compact for Bangladesh, ILO Deputy Director-General Sandra Polaski said that despite important progress made in terms of labour conditions, a lot of work still remains to be done.
Occupational safety and health
Government, workers' and employers' representatives agreed on the main elements of a roadmap on OSH in mines
17 October 2014
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS), International Labour Organization (ILO), social partners and other relevant stakeholders discussed how risk assessments, compliance with national legislation, labour inspection and the social partners can contribute to increased safety and health in mines in a national tripartite meeting held in Ankara.
Garment industry in Bangladesh
26 June 2014
Labour Inspectors from the Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishments attended a three week long training programme by the ILO aimed at strengthening capacity of the labour inspection system of Bangladesh
Garment industry in Bangladesh
26 June 2014
Participants of a two day workshop on Labour Inspection Management in Bangladesh made a number of recommendations aimed at setting the direction for the modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh. The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Improving Working Conditions in the RMG Programme (RMGP) of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
CAD $19.5 million ILO project launched to enhance capacity of workforce in key industries in Bangladesh
15 May 2014
‘Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project’ is a five year long initiative of the Government of Bangladesh funded by the Government of Canada and implemented by the ILO.
09 February 2014
The ILO welcomes the decision of the Government of Bangladesh to upgrade the Chief Inspector of Factories and Establishments office to a ‘Department’. With this upgrade, the number of labour and factory inspectors will increase to a total of 575 from the current 183 positions.
22 January 2014
To achieve sustainable reform in labour inspection system in Bangladesh, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the program “Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry” (PSES), implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), joined hands to develop capacity of the newly recruited labour inspectors of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE).
21 November 2013
Inspections of all export-oriented Ready Made Garment (RMG) and knitwear factory buildings in Bangladesh will start tomorrow, 22 November 2013.
08 March 2013
At the request of the Viet Nam Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the ILO, in collaboration with the MOLISA Inspectorate, carried out a training of trainers for labour inspectors.
05 February 2013
Within the framework of Canadian and Norwegian-founded ILO projects, the ILO organised a workshop on the importance of tripartite cooperation amongst labour inspectorates and social partners and the use of new technologies to enhance the effectiveness of labour inspectorates.
29 January 2013
A workshop to exchange good practices on labour inspection was held in Suhar, Oman from 27 to 29 January 2013.
24 January 2013
LAB/ADMIN and ILO-Jakarta organized a training of labour inspector trainers (TOT) at the request of the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and transmigration (MOMT) and in the context of the Norwegian-funded project on “Good Governance through Labour Administration and Labour Inspection”.