News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

November 2020

  1. Combating stigma and discrimination against HIV with creative campaigns

    16 November 2020

    The ILO team up with the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) to empower companies combating stigma and discrimination against HIV with innovative campaign using video blog (vlog).

  2. Integrating HIV and COVID-19 prevention programmes for safer workplaces

    13 November 2020

    Better protection against HIV and COVID-19 can be done by implementing an integrated programme at the enterprise level. One company shares its good practices in integrating these two programmes with support from the health service.

  3. Providing better protection to women against violence and HIV

    06 November 2020

    Women are still vulnerable to violence and HIV. The ILO’s webinar addresses this important issue to strengthen the movement against violence and vulnerability to HIV for women.

October 2020

  1. Breaking the silence against HIV/AIDS among youth with knowledge

    30 October 2020

    To reduce the vulnerability of youth to HIV/AIDS in the country, the ILO with its social empower Indonesian youth with knowledge and better awareness.

  2. Integrating HIV/AIDS with OSH to create non-discriminatory workplaces

    23 October 2020

    The ILO and its social partners promote the integration of HIV/AIDS prevention programme at the workplace with occupational safety and health (OSH) programmes to end stigma and discrimination.

  3. Qatar issues a National Policy on Occupational Safety and Health to promote the right to safe and healthy workplaces

    07 October 2020

July 2020

  1. © Nenad Stojkovic 2023

    A better normal must mean tackling workplace violence and harassment

    27 July 2020

    There are signs that work-related violence and harassment has increased during the COVID-19 crisis. A new ILO report looks at how the causes and manifestations can be addressed, something that will be essential if we are to create a ‘better normal’.

  2. Workers’ organizations are essential to promote and put into practice ILO standards on Violence and Harassment

    03 July 2020

    Social dialogue including collective bargaining remains a vital instrument for workers’organizations to advocate for the ratification and implementation of these new ILO standards on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  3. © Sergiy1975 - Dreamstime.com 2023

    Let’s talk openly about mental health in the workplace

    03 July 2020

    With so many workers suffering the psychological consequences of the pandemic, mental health cannot remain a taboo.

June 2020

  1. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  2. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  3. © A. Mirza / ILO 2023

    COVID-19 shows why domestic workers need same rights and protection as others

    16 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of domestic workers.

  4. © Arlington County 2023

    Hand washing at work - The key to staying safe

    11 June 2020

    ILO international labour standards provide a vital guide to staying safe as people begin returning to their workplaces in some parts of the world.

May 2020

  1. Online youth engagement to prevent the spread of COVID-19

    05 May 2020

    One of the ILO’s OSH youth champions manages and organizes a weekly livestreamed talkshow to engage Indonesian youth to better protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2020

  1. © IMO 2023

    Seafarers and fishers: Providing vital services during the COVID-19 pandemic

    30 April 2020

    As many countries in the world marked Labour Day, the International Labour Organization called on governments to implement measures to protect seafarers and fishers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Indonesia take actions to stop the pandemic through OSH

    30 April 2020

    As a response to a growing concern over the continuing rise in COVID-19 infections in some parts of the world, including Indonesia, the ILO teamed up with the Ministry of Manpower and National OSH Council (DK3N) highlighted actions that could be taken to mitigate the impact and stop the outbreak.

  3. © ILOSTAT 2023

    COVID-19 and the new meaning of safety and health at work

    30 April 2020

    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, occupational safety and health takes on even greater importance. It is a core aspect of decent work, and as such, it should be universally guaranteed. Yet, too many work accidents still take place every year.

  4. © Nathan Laine / Hans Lucas AFP 2023

    The COVID-19 crisis may lead to mental health issues for many workers

    28 April 2020

    The pandemic and the resulting economic recession will exacerbate pre-existing health inequities and have a larger impact on the mental health of vulnerable disadvantaged groups, such as people with disabilities and the unemployed.

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    Protect workers both now and after lockdowns ease, says ILO

    28 April 2020

    The International Labour Organization warns that without adequate safeguards for returning workers there could be a second wave of the virus.

  6. Are there enough health workers?

    03 April 2020

    Countries’ capacities to recruit and retain health workers vary significantly across regions. This unequal distribution exacerbates inequities in access to health services.