Best Use of OSH Data to Inform Management Policy

The attached presentation was delivered on April 25, 2017 at the Labour Department's conference to commemorate ILO World Safety Day. It addresses the challenges and best practices for the collection of occupational safety and health (OSH) data to ensure the prevention of the ill consequences that occur as a result of risk exposure. The presentation also used the case studies from three (3) international companies and their use of OSH data to inform company policy and secure a positive OSH culture.

Theme for 2017 ILO World Safety Day

Message from the ILO

The ILO’s campaign for the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health (OSH) data.

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted on September 25, 2015 encompasses a global plan of action with specific targets to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. With its adoption, the capacity to collect and utilize reliable OSH data has also become indispensable for countries to fulfil their commitment to implement and report on some of the agenda’s 17 sustainable development goals and their targets. 

To support member States in the improvement of their capacity to collect and utilize reliable OSH data, the ILO produced a Toolbox  with relevant resources and a set of fact sheets 

The ILO welcomes the opportunity to work with member States, social partners and other interested parties to face this OSH data challenge and meet their commitment on the implementation of the objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and their obligations under ILO conventions.

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