An ILO Flagship Programme
COVID-19 ResponseSafety + Health for All offers a tailored set of interventions to address the immediate and longer-term safety and health needs of constituents related to COVID-19. The programme is repurposing operations to provide assistance in adopting national and workplace policies and measures, including through the integration of biological hazards and emergency preparedness in enterprise risk management, and national/ sectorial plans of action to avoid recurrence of contagion in workplaces. In particular, based on a rapid assessment, the Vision Zero Fund is setting-up immediate fast-track support to countries where it is operating to provide sector-specific responses applicable to garment and agriculture global supply chains.
The issueSafe and healthy work is the right of all workers and a foundation of sustainable development. Yet, almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year. In addition to incalculable suffering, lost workdays represent almost 4% of the world's annual GDP.
The Safety + Health for All ApproachSafety + health for All adopts a focused approach to reduce the incidence of work-related deaths, injuries & diseases. The programme focuses on 4 strategic areas - building knowledge, strengthening national capacities, creating conducive national frameworks and promoting demand for safe and healthy workplaces and targets:
- Hazardous sectors such as agriculture and construction
- Workers with higher vulnerability to occupational injuries and diseases: young workers (15-24), women and migrant workers
- Small and medium enterprises
- Global supply chains
As the ILO Flagship Programme Safety + Health for All launches its second phase (2021-2025), it will continue to bring together governments, social partners, the private sector and other stakeholders to improve the safety and health of more than 138 million workers around the world.
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.
This report summarizes progress and results of the Vision Zero Fund in the period of 1 October 2019 – 30 September 2020.
Since 2016, the Safety + Health for All Flagship Programme has been active in 15 countries and at global level. This report highlights key facts and figures for this first phase of programme implementation.
To better protect the women and men who, through their work and their businesses make up the wealth of Madagascar, this is the ambition of the Vision Zero Fund, an initiative which intervenes in the Malagasy textile and construction sectors.