Saturday, August 11, 2012

On August 11

On this day in ...
... 1983, the Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health Convention and the Working Environment, which had been adopted 2 years earlier, entered into force. Article 4 of the treaty sets forth the following principles:
'1. Each Member shall, in the light of national conditions and practice, and in consultation with the most representative organisations of employers and workers, formulate, implement and periodically review a coherent national policy on occupational safety, occupational health and the working environment.
'2. The aim of the policy shall be to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with or occurring in the course of work, by minimising, so far as is reasonably practicable, the causes of hazards inherent in the working environment.'
The treaty is No. 155 on the list of conventions under the auspices of the International Labour Organization. To date 59 states have ratified, the United States not among them.

(Prior August 11 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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