Ressources

Occupational Safety and Health Management System

ILO OSHMS

A tool for continual improvement

The ILO advocates the implementation of an Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) as a tool for continual improvement in the prevention of workplace incidents and accidents. Experience shows that OSHMS is a logical and useful tool for the promotion of continual improvement of OSH performance at the organization’s level. Key elements for its successful application include ensuring management commitment and active participation of workers in the joint implementation.

The impact of the financial crisis on safety and health at work

impact of financial crisis on OSH

Prevention, compensation and rehabilitation are three key components of social security. All these elements are jeopardized by the fallout from the financial and economic crisis. Recent research by the International Social Security Association has highlighted that social security revenue has been reduced significantly by the crisis, and that health costs are increasing as an additional effect. But what about prevention and occupational safety and health?

Convention (no. 187) sur le cadre promotionnel pour la sécurité et la santé au travail, 2006

C187

Le cadre promotionnel pour la sécurité et la santé au travail vise à promouvoir l'amélioration continue de la sécurité et de la santé au travail par le développement d'une politique nationale, d'un programme, d'un système et d’un profil national. La convention (no 187) a été adoptée en juin 2006 et est entrée en vigueur en février 2009.

The CISDOC bibliographic database

CIS

The CIS bibliographic database contains about 70,000 citations of documents that deal with occupational accidents and diseases as well as ways of preventing them. The CISDOC database is updated on a continuous basis.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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The International Chemical Safety Cards project is a joint undertaking between the World Health Organization and the International Labour Office. ICSC provide concise and standardized health and safety information on chemicals. The primary aim of the Cards is to promote the safe use of chemicals in the workplace.

Hazard Datasheets on Occupations

Hazard datasheets on occupation

An International Hazard Datasheets on Occupations is a multipurpose information resource containing information on the hazards, risks and notions of prevention related to a specific occupation. These datasheets are intended for those professionally concerned with health and safety at work.

Au-delà des morts et des blessés : Le rôle du BIT pour promouvoir des emplois sûrs et salubres

Beyond deaths and injuries

Rapport présenté au XVIIIe Congrès sur la sécurité et la santé au travail en 2008.

Allocution de M. Juan Somavia, Directeur général du BIT, à l’occasion du XVIIIe Congrès mondial sur la sécurité et la santé au travail