New challenges and opportunities for occupational safety and health in a globalized world

Globalisation of the economy has intensified over the recent years and, together with the development of the new information and telecommunications technology, it is bringing about radical changes in society, comparable to those produced during the industrial revolution. Occupational safety and health (OSH) cannot ignore those changes. And, in this context, the greatest challenge for the countries is the transformation of the difficulties involved in adapting to the new situation into opportunities for the future development of OSH.

– Harmonising standards: labour standards and product standards
– Occupational safety and health and competitiveness
– Occupational safety and health and the environment
– New codes of conduct adopted by the enterprise