Commemorating 28 April 2020: World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 – Violence and Harassment in the World of Work
Sheila Pantry OBE
The 2020 World Day for safety and health at work will focus on violence and harassment in the world of work.
Workplace violence and harassment is a significant and ongoing threat to worker health and safety, as well as to organisational productivity and reputation.
In June 2019, at the Centenary Conference of the ILO, the Violence and Harassment Convention (No. 190) and its accompanying Recommendation (No. 206) were adopted, calling for the prohibition and prevention of violence and harassment in the world of work.
As part of the 2020 World Day for safety and health at work campaign, the ILO will produce a global report, highlighting how a comprehensive OSH framework at both national and workplace level could address violence and harassment in the world of work.
This includes for example incorporating provisions related to violence and harassment into OSH laws, regulations and collective agreements and developing specific standards, code of practices and guidelines to support the implementation of programmes and preventive measures in the workplaces. At the workplace level, sound OSH management systems can include the assessment and control of psychosocial risks including the interplay with violence and harassment.
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This time of the year is a good time for all organisations worldwide to review their health and safety goals for 2020 and decide on the training or re-training that is needed for all levels of staff and definitely update their information resources.
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This month’s OSHWORLD FOCUS is entitled World Health Day, 7 April 2020 and World Immunisation Week, 24-30 April 2020.
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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.
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Don’t work harder – work smarter! Be ahead of the game.
Well did you have a zero accident, incident-free and healthy 2019 in your workplace? Some would argue that this is not possible! But keep on trying again in 2020.
And do continue to make plans for your campaigns for 2020 and beyond!