Stop work-related accidents and diseases!
The ILO estimates that over two million workers die each year from work-related accidents and diseases, a stark indicator of the need to give higher priority to occupational safety and health (OSH) at international, national and enterprise levels, and to engage all stakeholders in setting up and sustaining mechanisms to improve national OSH governance.
The Centre creates learning opportunities concerning:
- Formulating and implementing national OSH policy and strategies, including at the sectoral and enterprise levels.
- Developing employer and worker organizations' capacity to raise awareness of OSH and to play an active role regarding it.
- Strengthening national government departments (OSH inspection systems, information centres and networks, education and training systems, research and analysis bodies, compensation and rehabilitation systems).
Labour inspection is one of the most important instruments for promoting compliance with national legislation on OSH. The next ITC-ILO training activity on OSH, entitled “Occupational safety and health inspection systems”, will be held by the Social Protection Unit from 13 to 24 July 2009, in Turin.
This course will allow participants to analyse, benchmark and discuss international experience, best practice and guidelines on OSH inspection. The training will upgrade participants’ ability to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the OSH inspection at policy, organizational and operational level in their countries of origin.