News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

October 2021

  1. ILO holds a dialogue with Indonesian youth on human centered recovery and future of work

    25 October 2021

    As part of the UN Day celebration in Indonesia, the ILO participated in the lively discussion with youth during the thematic session.

  2. Workplace safety creates a long-term resilience

    19 October 2021

    New ways of working and improving work safety can boost the country's economy

  3. Launched, the good practice video on trade unions’ actions to prevent HIV at workplace

    08 October 2021

    The ILO recently launched a new good practice video highlighting the important roles of trade unions in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS at the workplace.

  4. Employers and workers support the new COVID-19 risk assessment service for enterprises

    04 October 2021

    The recently launched risk assessment service by the ILO and its partners, aims to help employers and workers to jointly create safe and sustainable workplace as well as accelerate the reopening and return to office movement.

  5. The collection of ILO-WHO International Chemical Safety Cards is now available in English and 12 other languages

    01 October 2021

    With the addition of Persian, the collection of International Chemical Safety Cards is now available in English and 12 other languages: Chinese, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.

September 2021

  1. ILO and its partners offer free COVID-19 risk assessment service to enhance workplace safety and business continuity

    28 September 2021

    The ILO and its partners develop COVID-19 risk assessment service to support business continuity, workplace resilience and workers protection. The assessment is based on the national guidelines and the occupational safety and health (OSH) principles.

  2. The ILO-WHO International Chemical Safety Cards collection is now translated into 11 languages, in addition to English

    27 September 2021

    Korean language has been added to the languages in which the collection of 1700 International Chemical Safety Cards is available

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    WHO/ILO: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year

    17 September 2021

    The first WHO/ILO global estimates on disease and injury in the workplace outline the level of preventable premature deaths due to exposure to work-related health risks.

  4. Canada will host the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    17 September 2021

    Delegates from more than 125 countries will convene online for The World Congress on Safety and Health at Work under the theme, Prevention in the Connected Age: Global solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all. The Congress is hosted by Canada with the ILO and ISSA.

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    Protect and manage mental health at workplace in time of COVID-19

    15 September 2021

    Work arrangements and conditions have changed considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing new psychosocial challenges for the health and well-being of workers. The ILO’s Technical Officer, Grace Monica Halim, shared her insights on actions to address this problem.

  6. ILO collaborates with two Indonesian State-Owned Companies on HIV self-screening

    14 September 2021

    The ILO collaborates with PT Pertamina (Persero) Tbk and PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk to implement HIV self-screening to scale up HIV prevention at workplaces and contribute to end AIDS by 2030.

  7. Smart working to maintain workers’ mental health for business continuity in time of the pandemic

    13 September 2021

    Smart working is the right option for workers and companies. A strategy at the company level should be prepared to maintain workers’ mental health for improved productivity and sustainable business during the pandemic.

  8. ILO-Ministry of Manpower launch a Guideline for Labour Inspection in Time of Pandemic

    07 September 2021

    The ILO and the Ministry of Manpower jointly develop and launch a Guideline for Labour Inspection in Time of Pandemic to optimize the performance of labour inspectors and to ensure labour compliance as part of the COVID-19 prevention at workplaces.

  9. The GHS in the world of work: Mapping synergies between ILO Instruments and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

    03 September 2021

    This report explores critical synergies between the GHS and the ILO’s instruments on chemicals and occupational safety and health, with an aim to further promote GHS implementation and an even greater engagement of the world of work in global efforts toward the safer management of chemicals.

August 2021

  1. OSH specialists play a key role in COVID-19 prevention at workplaces

    04 August 2021

    The ILO conducted a training to strengthen the capacity of the occupational safety and health (OSH) specialists to better manage workplace safety and health against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

July 2021

  1. Safe workplaces protect both workers and businesses

    12 July 2021

    The ILO and its social partners discussed ways to maintain businesses while making workplaces safe for workers during the pandemic. The discussion marked the launch of the new Japan-funded Project on enhancement of the prevention of COVID-19 at and through workplaces.

  2. Indonesia and Japan work hand in hand enhancing COVID-19 prevention at workplaces

    06 July 2021

    COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect businesses and workers. Prevention measures against virus transmission at workplaces is essential in maintaining businesses, jobs and income of people. The ILO join forces with the Government of Indonesia and the Government of Japan to help safeguarding workers’ health and enabling business operations during this ongoing crisis.

June 2021

  1. Worldwide events to promote the world day campaign 2021

    01 June 2021

    This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, commemorated on 28 April 2021 by a Global Virtual Launch event, focused on leveraging the elements of an OSH system as set out in the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187). The World Day received global press and social media coverage from around the world. Furthermore, ILO constituents around the world organized over 40 regional and national social media campaigns, lectures, webinars, virtual dialogues and other various themed events.

May 2021

  1. Preventing and mitigating COVID-19 at work

    19 May 2021

    The ILO and WHO publish a brief providing a literature review on common features of workplaces most affected by the new corona virus and the most effective measures adopted by countries to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 at work. The brief gives practical guidance for national and local authorities as well as employers and workers’ representatives for the implementation of WHO and ILO recommendations to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and manage COVID-19 outbreaks at work in non-healthcare settings.

  2. Workers around the world face a global health crisis due to occupational exposure to toxic chemicals

    17 May 2021

    The ILO publishes a new report highlighting the state of the evidence for chemical exposures and resulting health impacts in the world of work