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The International Labor Organization human rights to health and safety at work

Swepston, Lee LU (2018) p.201-220
Abstract

Occupational safety and health (OSH) is a vital part of the right to health. While the International Labor Organization (ILO) historically treated OSH as an entirely technical matter, it has increasingly been influenced by a human rights agenda. The ILO has responded by adopting and promoting a large number of international standards-in the form of conventions, recommendations, and codes of practice that result in protection against dangers at work. These standards combat specific risks, guide the establishment of health protection across industries, provide guidance for dealing with HIV and AIDS in the workplace, help to set up systems of health protection, provide for how disabled workers can function, and design social security... (More)

Occupational safety and health (OSH) is a vital part of the right to health. While the International Labor Organization (ILO) historically treated OSH as an entirely technical matter, it has increasingly been influenced by a human rights agenda. The ILO has responded by adopting and promoting a large number of international standards-in the form of conventions, recommendations, and codes of practice that result in protection against dangers at work. These standards combat specific risks, guide the establishment of health protection across industries, provide guidance for dealing with HIV and AIDS in the workplace, help to set up systems of health protection, provide for how disabled workers can function, and design social security regimes. The ILO also provides practical help to prevent accidents and diseases at the workplace and to stop industrial accidents that kill and injure large numbers of workers-and that have a damaging influence on public health.

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keywords
Codes of practice, Conventions, Disability, International Labor Organization, International standards, OSH, Recommendations, Right to health, Safety and health, Social security
host publication
Human Rights in Global Health
pages
20 pages
publisher
Oxford University Press
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  • scopus:85052225414
ISBN
9780190672676
DOI
10.1093/oso/9780190672676.003.0010
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English
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4ce0bc5e-d7e7-4f04-93a6-e9f5e5f64854
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2018-09-27 12:36:52
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  author       = {Swepston, Lee},
  isbn         = {9780190672676},
  keyword      = {Codes of practice,Conventions,Disability,International Labor Organization,International standards,OSH,Recommendations,Right to health,Safety and health,Social security},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  pages        = {201--220},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  title        = {The International Labor Organization human rights to health and safety at work},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190672676.003.0010},
  year         = {2018},
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