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									  Implementing Occupational
 Safety and Health Standards
           Globally
     International ILO Conference
      Dusseldorf, November 2009
    Bringing Safety and Health
          Standards to Life
Presented by
Michele Patterson
IALI President &
Executive Director
SafeWork SA                         1
  Bringing Safety and Health
       Standards to Life:
 How strong and effective labour
inspection can help your country’s
 economic and social wellbeing in
     times of financial crisis


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Bringing Safety and Health Standards to
                  Life:
10 minutes to convince you that effective
    labour inspection is key to making
  health and safety standards more than
                just paper




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               The Partners
                ILO & IALI
Stage 1 – International standards
             developed
      Employer Reps + Worker Reps
          + Government Reps
  Stage 2 – National laws made
     Employer Associations + Unions +
Ministry/Department of Labour lnspectorates
Stage 3 – Standards implemented
   in workplace (ie come alive!)
 Employers + Workers + Labour Inspectors
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            Labour Inspectors address:

Occupational safety and health     Gender equality and
     Conditions of work                 discrimination
       Forced labour                Illegal employment
        Child labour             Specifc sectoral functions
   Employment relations                (eg agriculture,
       Social security           construction, mining etc)




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                8 ways in which labour
                inspection brings OSH
                   standards to life
       Promoting and facilitating Regional
       Cooperation in Labour Inspection
       2005-2008
IALI Conference - Adelaide
March, 208
                Labour Inspection: bringing
                  OSH standards to life
                       No. 1
 LABOUR INSPECTION POSITIVELY IMPACTS ON:

Worker Level       Business Level     Country Level
Improved           Reduced costs to   Better quality
conditions of      business           products and
work                                  services




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           Labour Inspection: bringing
             OSH standards to life
                   No. 2

 LABOUR INSPECTION POSITIVELY IMPACTS ON:

Worker Level    Business Level     Country Level
Promotion of    Reduced disputes   Decline in
worker rights                      number of days
                                   lost to production



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          Labour Inspection: bringing
            OSH standards to life

                       No. 3
  LABOUR INSPECTION POSITIVELY IMPACTS ON:

Worker Level       Business Level     Country Level
Proactive health   Reduced injuries, Improved health
and safety of      diseases, fatalities of the economy
workers



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            Labour Inspection: bringing
              OSH standards to life
                      No. 4
   LABOUR INSPECTION POSITIVELY IMPACTS ON:

Worker Level      Business Level      Country Level
Ensuring workers Collective           Good
are consulted &  responsibility for   Governance
participate in   OSH compliance
OSH


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           Labour Inspection: bringing
             OSH standards to life
                     No. 5

  LABOUR INSPECTION POSITIVELY IMPACTS ON:

Worker Level    Business Level   Country Level

Human dignity   Cooperative      Social cohesion
                workforce



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                Labour Inspection: bringing
                  OSH standards to life
                         No. 6
   LABOUR INSPECTION POSITIVELY IMPACTS ON:

Worker Level       Business Level   Country Level
Increased          Increased        The right
motivation of      productivity     environment for
workers                             business to
                                    thrive



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              Labour Inspection: bringing
                OSH standards to life
                     No. 7
  LABOUR INSPECTION POSITIVELY IMPACTS ON:

Worker Level     Business Level   Country Level
Fair labour      Harmony in the   Sustainable
standards        workplace        economic growth
                                  and development



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         Labour Inspection: bringing
           OSH standards to life
                    No. 8
  LABOUR INSPECTION POSITIVELY IMPACTS ON:

Worker Level      Business Level     Country Level
Ensuring decent   Promotion of       Increased
work              corporate social   standard of living
                  responsibility



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          Labour Inspection: bringing
            OSH standards to life
          In summary, for workers
       LABOUR INSPECTION IS VITAL TO ENSURE:

1 Improved conditions of 5 Worker rights are
  work                     promoted
2 Workers are consulted   6 Increased motivation of
  & participate in OSH      workers through safe and
                            fair conditions
3 Proactive health and    7 Decent work
  safety of workers
4 Fair labour standards   8 Human dignity at work
  are applied
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          Labour Inspection: bringing
            OSH standards to life
          In summary, for business
        LABOUR INSPECTION IS VITAL TO ENSURE:

1 Reduced costs to          5 Cooperative workforce
  business
2 Reduced disputes          6 Increased productivity

3 Reduced injuries,         7 Harmony in the workplace
  diseases and fatalities
4 Collective                8 Promotion of corporate
  responsibility for OHS      social responsibility
  compliance
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          Labour Inspection: bringing
            OSH standards to life
       In summary, for your country
       LABOUR INSPECTION IS VITAL TO ENSURE:

1 Better quality products   5 Social cohesion
  and services
2 Decline in number of      6 The right environment for
  days lost to production     business to thrive
3 Improved health of the    7 Sustainable economic
  economy                     growth and development
4 Good governance           8 Increased standard of
                              living
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    Labour Inspection: bringing
      OSH standards to life
So,
 if your labour inspection
    system is effective:
 each investment you
  make in a labour
  inspector will be
  repaid many times
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    through:
   Improved occupational health & safety
    and fair working conditions that deliver
   reductions in deaths, injuries,
    diseases, disputes & costs to business
   – as well as human dignity, more
    productive workers & the right
    environment for business to thrive.




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      Invest in labour inspection in
      times of financial crisis to bring
      your OSH standards to life
“An efficient and adequately
resourced labour inspection
system makes a significant
contribution to economic
development, social cohesion
and good governance”
(ILO Governing Body Committee on Employment and Social
Policy, November 2006))




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Thank You




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