"Development of Global Labour Efforts Impeded" – World Labour Protection Congress
Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 June / Trend / On 30 June, the World Congress for Labour Protection will publish in Seoul a report 'Development of Global Labour Efforts Impeded'," Bureau of International Labour Affairs reported on 30 June.
The report 'To Overcome Fatal Cases and Traumas: Role of International Labour Organization (ILO) in Promoting of Safe and Sound Jobs' was developed for the 18th World Congress for Labour Protection to last in Korea till 2 July.
The World Congress is the largest forum on labour protection affairs. About 4,000 representatives from over 100 countries are in attendance.
According to Bureau of International Labour Affairs, the number of non-fatal production accidents leading to over 4-day non-attendance has increased from 268mln to 337mln in 2001-2003. The rise was caused mainly by increasing number of world's working power. In the same period, number of fatal accidents in production also climbed up - from 351,000 to 358,000.
Total number of deaths caused by labour activity-related diseases dropped from 2.03mln to 1.95mln in 2001-2003. The same can be said about aggregated number of death cases caused by accidents and labour-related diseases (dropped from 2.38mln to 2.31mln).
Such heterogeneous situation is observed in many countries. The stable decrease of manufacturing accidents and professional diseases has been observed in industrially developed countries. However, this tendency does not cover the countries, which experience accelerated industrialization, as well as poor countries unable to support efficient and stable labour protection system and law enforcement experience.
According to the authors of the report, the efforts taken in labour protection carry incomplete character and hinder to reach stable cut of deaths connected with labour activity, accidents and diseases. Integration of labour protection principles and requirements into the national legislation and practical activity is a measure, which allows adaptation to changeable conditions in the labour sphere.
During the World Congress, ILO will make urge to reach precaution-oriented labour protection culture. ILO will also recommend making labour protection culture an integral part of the total culture of community and economic development.
The purpose of the World Congress is to contribute into development of 'labour protection culture intended for precautions' through information, knowledge and experience exchange, united under one topic - 'Labour protection is the duty of the community'.