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2.2.3 OSH implementation in IE

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Alessio Lupi16 May 2018

Indicators:

a) GP and LL on OSH in IE identified.

b) Challenges on OSH in IE identified and possible means to overcome challenges identified and analysed.

Data Analysis Methods: Identification of GP and LL on training OSH tools and other OSH relevant initiatives. Analysis of GP and LL to determine adaptability and scalability. Identification of challenges identified during promotion and implementation of OSH in the IE and determine if/how these were overcome.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. Advocate for the ratification of OSH-related conventions in project countries.

Reference:  Independent evaluation of the ILO’s strategy on occupational safety and health - ILO 2013

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2. Increase focus on creating collaborative synergies at regional and national levels between agencies that include focus on practical approaches to OSH in IE. Promote pro-active and action-oriented approaches to activities to strengthen OSH in the IE.

3. Work towards good integration and creation of synergies between offices on OSH within agencies to strengthen efforts to improve OSH in the IE.

Reference: Independent evaluation of the ILO’s strategy on occupational safety and health - ILO 2013

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4. Promote the implementation of suitable technologies and awareness raising on improving occupational safety and health in informal economy jobs.

5. When promoting implementation of OSH approaches in the IE, mention any relevant associated business benefits such as improved product quality and quantity as a result of OSH technologies.

Reference: Independent Final Evaluation of Ethiopians fighting against Child Exploitive Labor (E-Face), Final Report, 2016, USDOL

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6. Support strengthening of the OSH:

  • Knowledge base
  • Advocacy and social behaviour change communications
  • Management of approaches
  • Monitoring of inspections in the informal economy and related value chain partners.

Reference: Independent evaluation of the ILO’s strategy on occupational safety and health - ILO 2013

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7. Promote the development of Codes of Practice providing detailed guidance for IE groups/ associations/ cooperatives on occupational safety and health. As most groups/associations/cooperatives consist of similar types of IE operators it should be feasible to develop such Codes of Practice that are well adapted per sector.

Reference: Independent evaluation of the ILO’s strategy on occupational safety and health - ILO 2013

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8. Promote the use of OSH guidelines and tools for OSH in the IE such as the tools on Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND), Work Improvement in Small Construction Sites (WISCON), Work Improvement for Safe Home (for domestic workers (WISH), Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE +). See among others: http://www.ilo.org/safework/industries-sectors/WCMS_219580/lang--en/index.htm

9. Consult the ILO Computer Information Systems Documents (CISDOC) database for further details bearing in mind the need to search for tools and materials that are appropriate to developing county informal economy settings. http://www.ilo.org/safework/info/lang--en/index.htm and http://www.ilo.org/safework/info/lang--en/index.htm

Reference: Independent evaluation of the ILO’s strategy on occupational safety and health - ILO 2013

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10. Promote use of OSH risk assessments of IE types work to help define improved approaches to improve OSH conditions.

References: 

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11. Develop a recognisable local icon to help during awareness raising campaigns on occupational safety and health (OSH).

Reference: Improving safety and health at work through a Decent Work agenda, Final evaluation, 2013, ILO, Geneva

 

SOURCE: RNSF research - Volume 4.2 

 

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