News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

September 2021

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  3. Saint Lucia ratifies Convention No. 155 and its Protocol

    14 May 2021

  4. 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.

April 2021

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    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.

February 2021

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

January 2021

  1. 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.

December 2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Three companies share good practices for employees and communities to combat discrimination against HIV

    07 December 2020

    The ILO documents three best practices at the enterprise level to inspire more companies to join forces in developing non-discriminatory workplaces and communities. It is part of the ILO support to the implementation of national regulation.