A SAFE AND HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT AS A PRINCIPLE AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT AT WORK
The International Labor Organization (ILO) celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28 to promote the prevention of accidents at work and occupational diseases throughout the world. Likewise, April 28 is the date chosen by the world trade union movement to pay tribute to the victims of work accidents and occupational diseases.
The ILO aims to raise global awareness of the magnitude and consequences of work-related accidents, injuries, and diseases, placing the health and safety of workers at the top of international agendas and supporting action throughout all the.
Since its founding, the ILO has adopted more than 40 international labor standards that specifically address occupational safety and health (OSH), require minimum standards aimed at controlling and managing work-related risks and worker protection. in a wide range of occupations and work situations.
In June 2022, the International Labor Conference (ILC) decided to include “a safe and healthy working environment” in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights at work.
This time, the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155) and the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187), which are now used as core conventions, are totally complementary and reflect the relevant principles, should and rights to guarantee a safe and healthy work environment.
Therefore, World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023 will explore the theme of a safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right at work.
As a result of this decision, all Member States, even if they have not ratified the conventions in question, have the obligation to respect, promote and implement, in good faith and in accordance with the Constitution, the principles relating to the fundamental rights that are the subject of of said agreements.
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