About the ILO OSH-MS Guidelines
01 January 2001
01 September 2000
Few nations are willing to accept the dirty and dangerous work of dismantling a ship by hand. It is one of the world's most unregulated and hazardous industries, leaving a trail of debris, disability and death in its wake. At the same time, it is an industry that supplies much needed income to Bangladeshi workers who have few decent alternatives.
Safety and health in agriculture: A set of fact-sheets
01 June 2000
The Face of Decent Work
01 December 1999
Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases - more than 2.3 million deaths per year. Over 337 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year. In terms of shattered families and communities, the damage is irreparable. The ILO reaches out to people in the most hazardous occupations to help them make their workplace a decent and safe place to work. Director: Miguel Schapira; Producer: Karen Naets-Sekiguchi.