News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

May 2022

  1. © 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.

  2. 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.

  2. © ILO/TEMPO 2022

    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.

  4. © id.undp.org 2022

    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

  1. © IFA teched 2022

    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.

  3. © Pathumporn Thongking/UN Women 2022

    New ILO/WHO guide urges greater safeguards to protect health workers

    21 February 2022

    The joint publication encourages countries to strengthen the protection of health workers by improving the management of occupational health and safety at national, sub-national and health facility levels.

  4. © Ishak Saleh / UN Women 2022

    ILO and IWCA sign MOU to improve occupational safety and health of women in the coffee sector

    14 February 2022

    New agreement between ILO and IWCA aims to improve occupational safety and health training and knowledge for women who depend on coffee production for their livelihoods.

  5. OSH and COVID-19 for Indonesia’s traditional market vendors

    11 February 2022

    Meysha Fatmawati shared her inspirations and journey to produce the winning animation video about the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) for traditional market vendors. Her video beat more than 400 participating videos.

  6. ILO embark on innovative OSH promotion through creative one-minute videos

    08 February 2022

    The ILO announce the winners of its One Minute Video Competition (KOVID) on occupational safety and health (OSH). The winners presented a variety of innovative OSH video stories that will help promote OSH in the country.

  7. OSH preventive programmes are key for business continuity and workers’ protection during the pandemic

    02 February 2022

    The occupational safety and health (OSH) programmes play a key role in maintaining businesses’ resilience and continuity as well as in protecting workers during the time of crises, particularly the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. Healthy and Safe Telework

    02 February 2022

  9. © martin-dm 2022

    Crucial changes needed to protect workers’ health while teleworking

    02 February 2022

    New analysis from the ILO and WHO sets out recommendations for safe and productive hybrid and teleworking.