News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Saint Lucia ratifies Convention No. 155 and its Protocol
14 May 2021
The resilience of Indonesia’s OSH System is tested during the pandemic
04 May 2021
The ILO and its partners commemorated the World Day for Safety and Health at Work by examining efforts taken by relevant stakeholders, including mass media organizations, in ensuring long-term OSH investments and resilient OSH systems in Indonesia.
ILO calls for resilient occupational safety and health systems for future emergencies
28 April 2021
Better national occupational safety and health policies, institutional and regulatory frameworks, that are also integrated into crisis response, are needed, says the International Labour Organization.
Improving safety and health in global supply chains vital for development
23 February 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown what happens when occupational safety and health systems are under-resourced and unprepared. Improving the protection of working people, particularly in global supply chains, is vital for social and economic development, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told a meeting of the Vision Zero Fund.
Safer workplaces by integrating HIV and COVID-19 prevention programme
22 February 2021
The ILO and its social partners continue to promote an integrated prevention programme for both HIV and COVID-19 to create safer, more productive workplaces.
ILO and its partners release a new COVID-19 Guideline to protect both businesses and workers
11 February 2021
A new Guideline on COVID-19 Prevention at Workplace was jointly launched by the ILO and its partners, providing key preventive actions and measurements to ensure sustainable businesses and better protect workers in Indonesia.
Investments on OSH improve companies’ safety performances
15 January 2021
Indonesia is celebrating its National Occupational Safety and Health month by encouraging beneficial connection between OSH investments and safety performances and by promoting OSH culture in all business sectors, including micro and small businesses.
Reaching out the first 90 goal by introducing the ILO-WHO Joint Guideline on HIV Self-Testing at Workplace
17 December 2020
The ILO raise the national companies’ awareness about the HIV self-testing initiative as part of community-based screening, aimed to increase the number of people who know their HIV status and seek treatment. The event marks the final ILO webinars in conjunction with the commemoration of the World AIDS Day 2020.
ILO-Apindo team up to promote innovative campaign on HIV prevention at workplace
15 December 2020
Four winning video blogs (vlogs) on non-discriminatory policy and HIV prevention at workplace were announced by the ILO and the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) to inspire more companies combating stigma and discrimination against HIV with innovative campaign using vlog.