News, articles and statements

December 2021

  1. News

    ILO’s Flagship Programme Safety + Health for All launches its second phase, reaching up to 138 million workers worldwide

    07 December 2021

    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.

September 2021

  1. © Dren Pozhegu 2021

    Occupational safety and health

    WHO/ILO: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year

    17 September 2021

    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.

August 2021

  1. Press release

    ILO, USDOL launch new project to support rural workers

    11 August 2021

    Men and women rural workers will benefit from a new ILO, USDOL partnership to support COVID-19 recovery through decent work, and improve health and safety at work, gender equality and labour law compliance in agriculture, fishing and mining in the Philippines.

July 2021

  1. Video

    Japan, ILO earmark $2.2-M to restart small Philippine firms hit by pandemic

    23 July 2021

    ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) Market Edge in a live interview with ILO Enterprise Development Specialist Hideki Kagohashi talked about a recently launched ILO and Japan project to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Press release

    ILO-Japan initiative targets safe return to work for small enterprises

    15 July 2021

    Small enterprises and alternative livelihoods will benefit from a new ILO project with the Government of Japan through safer, more digitalized and productive workplaces, which will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work and mitigate the impact on employment and the economy in the Philippines.

June 2021

  1. New Brief

    Key principles underlying sanctioning procedures applicable to occupational safety and health violations

    02 June 2021

    This brief is aimed to equip policymakers and lawmakers with an overview of the main guiding principles that should underpin administrative and judicial sanctioning procedures applicable to OSH infractions to ensure that they are effective and fair.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work Summary Note

    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. Policy brief

    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. Chemical safety

    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

July 2020

  1. COVID-19: Stimulating employment and incomes

    Mauritania tailors sew to save jobs and fight COVID-19

    28 July 2020

    With the support of the ILO, tailors in the Mauritanian town of Bassikounou are staying in business by creating products to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading.

October 2019

  1. News

    SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

  2. Chemical safety

    Millions of workers die or fall sick globally due to chemical exposure in textiles, pesticides in agriculture, asbestos in construction, mercury in mining

    08 October 2019

    A global framework for international chemicals and waste management, known as Beyond 2020, was discussed in Bangkok from 30 September - 4 October 2019.

March 2019

  1. Occupational Safety and Health

    ILO and WHO enhance partnership in monitoring workers’ health

    01 March 2019

    The ILO and the WHO signed an Agreement on the collaboration for the development of a joint methodology for estimating the work-related burden of disease and injury and preparation of corresponding estimates.

February 2010

  1. Video

    WIND of Change

    05 February 2010

    More than one billion people worldwide earn their income from agriculture, working steadily to increase productivity and their standard of living. But farming brings risks that can undermine or even eliminate the gains hard won in the fields. From manual labour to machines, dangerous chemicals and unsanitary workplaces: farming families struggle with dangers at work and at home every day, but there's a WIND of change coming, as ILO TV reports.