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Geneva Green Guide

International Labour Organization

ILO
Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment
ILO-SafeWork International Labour Organization
4 route des Morillons
CH-1211 Geneva 22
Tel: 
(+41 22) 799 67 15
Fax: 
(+41 22) 799 68 78
Email: 
Contact: 

Communications and Files section, Tel: (+41 22) 799 61 11, Fax: (+41 22) 798 86 85, Email: ilo@ilo.org

Description

The SafeWork programme of the ILO’s Social Protection Sector is responsible for elaborating international instruments related to all aspects of occupational safety and health. The current objectives of SafeWork are to develop and promote preventive policies and programmes to protect workers in hazardous occupations and sectors, including: extending effective protection to vulnerable groups of workers falling outside the scope of traditional protective measures; better equipping governments, employers and workers to address problems of worker well-being, occupational health care and the quality of working life; and documenting the social and economic impacts of improving worker protection.

Organization: 
Intergovernmental organizations
Established: 
1919
Staff: 
1900 worldwide
Chief/Director: 
ILO Director-General: Guy Ryder
Activities: 

Apart from its standard-setting work, its activities include the preparation and dissemination of information on:

Cooperation: 

with other UN agencies, such as with WHO on occupational health issues, as well as with national governments and aid agencies.

Publications: 

ILO Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety; Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems. For a full list of publications, see the website.

Keywords: 
health
agriculture & fisheries
disasters
biosafety
standards
conventions
agenda 21
capacity building
poverty
gender
chemicals
education
hazardous waste