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ILO to launch new gender report for International Women’s Day

March 2019
Sheila Pantry OBE

A new report on global gender equality issues will be launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 7 March 2019, the eve of International Women’s Day (IWD).

The report, A quantum leap for gender equality: For a better future of work for all, brings together research, data and insights gained through the ILO’s Women at Work Centenary Initiative, launched in 2013. It outlines both the issues and the bold measures required to achieve the transformation necessary for gender equality in the world of work.

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 - A Quantum Leap for Gender Equality: For a Better Future of Work for All event: 8 March 2019 at the ILO Headquarters - GB Room

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is pleased to invite you to register to attend our International Women’s Day celebration. ILO staff are also required to register in order to attend the event.

Yalitza Aparicio, Oscar-nominated lead actress from the film Roma (BAFTA best film winner), as the keynote speaker.


Interpretation in English, French and Spanish will be available, as well as closed captioning in English.

Registration is required to attend the event (see link above). Those registering not in possession of a UN badge must bring an official and currently valid photo identity document in order to be able to enter the building.

For further information on this event, please contact Petter Anthun,


You will find many examples of good practices, information, guidance and advice, research reports, leaflets and much more that has been brought together in OSH UPDATE + FIRE – THE key tool to all your health, safety and fire information requirements!


This time of the year is a good time for all organisations worldwide to review their health and safety goals for 2019 and decide on the training or re-training that is needed for all levels of staff and update their information resources.

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Update your 2019 diaries with training for workers at all levels

Whether you are a manager, director, safety representative, supervisors or worker it is time to

Remember that even if you cannot attend these many events, speakers and organisers are often willing to share their knowledge. Look at the details – where possible, we add in the web sites of these events so you can request further information. And do let me know if you are organising any OSHE events so that these can be added to the OSHWORLD Diary.


This month’s OSHWORLD FOCUS is entitled Press for Progress! International Women’s Day 2019.

OSHWORLD – your portal to some great OSH web sites in the world

Wherever you are in the world have a look at your health, safety, chemical, fire and environment procedures in your workplace and update them. Your review may also indicate training requirements and re-thinking how systems and services can be improved. This is where the free-of-charge OSHWORLD can help you.


In addition to the above we hope that you find the information in OSHWORLD useful in your daily work. Globally there are continually new titles, news items, new products so remember to look at the News to find the latest information from a range of worldwide sources.

Use OSHWORLD as your portal to many hundreds of validated and authoritative web sites that you can find in the Country and Subject links we offer. New subject topics are constantly brought together on web sites, e.g. nanotechnology and the workplace.

Most information services have a reference shelf where you can quickly check the reference sources – so OSHWORLD brings you a collection of Reference sources and also teaches you how to Search the Internet.

Visit the various Bookshops to order any new document as they are being published. Many of these Bookshops have a constant stream of new titles available.

Please send any suggestions or comments about OSHWORLD – your portal to validated and authoritative information. Remember also to look at our other really useful sites – and why not make a free entry about your company’s products in

Don’t forget to learn from history – visit
An invaluable resource for students, lecturers, trainers, health and safety professionals and others with a general interest in industrial history, the site sets out developments from the 1802 Factory Act all the way through to the most recent regulatory changes made by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Don’t work harder – work smarter! Be ahead of the game.

Well did you have a zero accident, incident-free and healthy 2018 in your workplace? Some would argue that this is not possible! But keep on trying again in 2019.

And do continue to make plans for your campaigns for 2019 and beyond!