News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

June 2022

  1. Bangladesh labour inspectorate takes over factory safety records

    30 June 2022

  2. © Virginia Guard Public Affairs 2022

    ILO adopts new guidelines on biological hazards in the world of work

    29 June 2022

    Groundbreaking new guidelines on handling biological hazards in the workplace have been agreed by experts meeting in Geneva.

  3. © M. Crozet / ILO/OIT 2022

    App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun

    21 June 2022

    Skin cancer is preventable, yet despite this more than 120,000 people globally died of the disease and more than 1.5 million were diagnosed with it in 2020.

May 2022

  1. ILO-IPDN collaborate to improve understanding of labour issues for education personnel and students

    19 May 2022

    The ILO collaborates with the Institute of Home Affairs Governance (IPDN) to increase the understanding and strengthen the curriculum for educators and students on international labour standards.

  2. Recognized, Indonesia’s collaborative efforts to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

    12 May 2022

    The ILO global report on occupational safety and health (OSH), issued as part of the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Workplace highlights efforts taken by Indonesia to build a partnership with relevant actors in implementing the COVID-19 risk assessment service at workplace.

  3. The ILO launches OSH learning programme and educational game

    09 May 2022

    To strengthen the creation of a strong, resilience of occupational safety and health (OSH) prevention culture in Indonesia, the ILO and its partners develop an innovative way to raise the OSH awareness for youth through e-learning programme and educational game.

  4. Recently launched HIV e-learning programme strengthens HIV prevention programme at the enterprise level

    05 May 2022

    The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesian Medical Association for Occupational Health (IDKI) strengthens the implementation of Manpower Ministerial Decree on HIV prevention through HIV e-learning module and training programme for enterprises.

  5. © Jesse A. Lora / NAVFAC 2022

    Social dialogue is key to mitigate work accidents and increase productivity

    04 May 2022

    Social dialogue is needed to enhance the OSH management system at the company management level, and improve the quality of the human resources.

  6. The collection of ILO-WHO International Chemical Safety Cards is now available in English and 13 other languages

    03 May 2022

    Thanks to the Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho (Working Conditions Authority) from Portugal, the collection of International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs) is now also available in Portuguese. This addition makes the ICSCs collection freely accesible on the web in English and 13 other languages: Chinese, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

April 2022

  1. © Francisco Cruz Anaya 2022

    Good coffee, safe lives

    28 April 2022

    Briseida Venegas Ramos is president of a female-led coffee cooperative in Veracruz, Mexico. She teaches farmers how to prevent accidents while working.

  2. © Jesse A. Lora / NAVFAC 2022

    Social dialogue, key to strengthening safety and health at work

    28 April 2022

    Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have shown the importance of an effective collaboration between social partners in preventing occupational accidents and diseases, says a new report from the ILO on World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

  3. Social dialogue for a positive safety and health culture

    28 April 2022

    In a message to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, outlines the importance of workers, employers and governments working together to reduce deaths and injuries in the workplace.

March 2022

  1. ILO and the Ministry of Manpower celebrate the 2022 World Day for Safety and Health at Work by encouraging multi-stakeholder collaboration

    28 March 2022

    Mark every year on 28 April, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. Indonesia emphasized the need for collaboration of all parties.

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    ILO Governing Body agrees on key occupational safety and health discussion at International Labour Conference 2022

    18 March 2022

    An amendment to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, to include occupational safety and health, will be discussed during the 110th session of the International Labour Conference.

  3. Time for OSH culture to be part in the Indonesian business world

    15 March 2022

    Business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic require new habits, especially in the application of occupational safety and health (OSH) principles in the workplace.

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    ILO urges the government to heed the rights of female workers in oil palm plantations and fisheries

    10 March 2022

    The ILO Worker’s Rights in Rural Sector with Focus on Women Project and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta held a media webinar regarding women workers in rural areas, in conjunction with the International Women's Day.

  5. ILO-KADIN forge a partnership to improve OSH and COVID-19 prevention at workplace

    09 March 2022

    The ILO and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) have joined forces to strengthen the protection of workers as well as business continuity by improving occupational safety and health (OSH) management and COVID-19 prevention measures in the workplace.

  6. ILO adopts a revised code of practice on safety and health in construction

    01 March 2022

    More than 229 million construction workers may benefit from the new code, particularly in countries where construction is contributing to the post-COVID-19 recovery.

February 2022

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    Efforts to limit the effects of Omicron on seafarers must be scaled up, UN agencies say

    28 February 2022

    Access to vaccines, COVID tests, health documents and personal protective equipment (PPE) must be improved, say ILO, IMO, UNCTAD and WHO.

  2. © Aji Hendro, Godepok.com 2022

    ILO and AJI Indonesia announce winners of Journalism Award on OSH and COVID-19

    25 February 2022

    To promote a greater engagement and awareness of the media on issues related to occupational safety and health (OSH) during the pandemic, the ILO and AJI Indonesia organized a Journalism Award for article and photo story categories.