A report by International Labour Organisation titled Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises. Invest now in resilient OSH (Occupation Safety and Health) has highlighted the workplace dangers faced by key workers who need far greater protection to do their jobs safely.
The report outlines the critical roles played during the pandemic by strong workplace guidance backed by enforcement, and calls for them to be dovetailed with national crisis emergency plans.
“There could be no clearer demonstration of the importance of a strong, resilient, occupational safety and health environment. Recovery and prevention will require better national policies, institutional and regulatory frameworks, properly integrated into crisis response frameworks”, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.