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World Day Against Child Labour 2018 – Towards the urgent elimination of hazardous child labour

World Day Against Child Labour 2018 – Towards the urgent elimination of hazardous child labour

About 73 million children are in hazardous work – almost half of the 152 million children aged 5 to 17 still in child labour.
On World Day Against Child Labour 2018, the spotlight is on ending hazardous child labour. It is a priority in the wider ILO campaigns against child labour and for safe and healthy work for youth of legal working age – “Generation Safe & Healthy”.

2018-06-12T10:03:17+00:00

Internationaler Tag gegen Kinderarbeit

Etwa 168 Millionen Kinder müssen weltweit arbeiten gehen. Der Internationale Tag gegen Kinderarbeit, der von der Internationalen Arbeitsorganisation (ILO) 2002 ins Leben gerufen wurde und jedes Jahr am 12. Juni stattfindet, soll ein kritisches Bewusstsein für diese Ausbeutung von Kindern schaffen.

2018-06-12T10:05:30+00:00

107th International Labour Conference: ILO tripartism “a most potent antidote” to negative political trends and discourse

107th International Labour Conference: ILO tripartism “a most potent antidote” to negative political trends and discourse

World parliament of labour heads for ground-breaking new standards on violence at work and supports renewed push for gender equality.
The International Labour Conference ended on 8 June with a call by the head of the ILO to “nurture, protect and practice” social dialogue.
Tripartism – bringing together governments, employers and workers – “not only adds value in the world of work, but is a most potent antidote […]

2018-06-11T16:44:55+00:00

New measures needed to protect port workers opening fumigated containers from harm

New measures needed to protect port workers opening fumigated containers from harm

A new study by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has reviewed the risks to workers when opening fumigated shipping containers.

The study identifies significant gaps in preventive measures and makes recommendations that should be implemented to improve the safety and health of workers.

Learn more here

2018-06-11T16:44:00+00:00

Strengthening Social Europe through Healthier Workplaces for Safer Workers

Event Details: 15th March 2018 Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm in Brussels According to recent data from Eurostat (2016) every year more than 3 million EU-28 workers are involved in serious accidents at work, which force them to take at least four days of workplace absence. The European Agency for Safety and Health at work (EU-OSHA) reports that 15% of EU workers have to handle dangerous substances as part of their job, and another 15% report breathing in smoke, fumes, powder or dust at work.

2018-03-21T23:21:16+00:00

Forced labour – Hundreds of Brazilian workers rescued at least twice from slavery- in past 15 years

Forced labour – Hundreds of Brazilian workers rescued at least twice from slavery- in past 15 years More than 35,000 people were rescued from slave labour in Brazil over the past 15 years, but over 600 of them ended up in similar conditions at least a second time.
This means that 1.73 per cent of the 35,341 workers rescued from slavery in the country between 2003 and 2017 ended up in slave labour at least for a second time. Twenty-two of those were […]

2018-02-20T13:57:39+00:00

Bangladesh: Improving safety in the garment industry

Bangladesh: Improving safety in the garment industry

An ILO programme is helping garment factories in Bangladesh improve safety and minimize the risk of another tragedy like the one that claimed more than 1,100 lives in 2013. The main goal of the programme is to enhance safety in factories so that the country should never again experience a tragedy like the Rana Plaza collapse.

http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/features/WCMS_615495/lang–en/index.htm

2018-02-20T14:34:51+00:00

State-of-the-art report on reproductive toxicants: Summary available in various languages

State-of-the-art report on reproductive toxicants: Summary available in various languages Reprotoxicants can affect both women’s and men’s reproductive health. They can also affect foetal and human development and effects include miscarriages, malformations and functional deficits.
A summary that presents the current knowledge on workplace risks to reproduction is now available in 12 languages.

https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/summary-state-art-report-reproductive-toxicants/view

2018-02-20T13:59:59+00:00

31 May 2018: REACH deadline approaching for EU-wide registration of chemicals

31 May 2018: REACH deadline approaching for EU-wide registration of chemicals The REACH Regulation requires companies that manufacture or import chemical substances into the EU to register them with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
If your company manufactures or imports chemicals, have a look at the seven steps to take for a successful REACH registration.
If your company is using chemicals, check the search for chemicals to make sure your critical substances have been registered or are intended to be, and that the registration […]

2018-02-20T14:01:50+00:00