IOSH’s 'Revitalise 2.0 – Building back better and healthier' has been included in a UN-World Trade Organisation resource for trade negotiators and policymakers.
The policy brief met the quality and relevance criteria of an expert panel and is now included in the UN-World Trade Organisation handbook on Model Provisions for Trade in Times of Crisis and Pandemic in Regional and other Trade Agreements. This is a new online resource for trade negotiators and policymakers to help inform discussions worldwide (see chapter 135 for Building back better).
The submission recommends that trade policy and agreements include clear OSH requirements as model provisions at times of crisis and pandemic and that these also inform all future general trade and development strategies.
As well as proposals for strengthening trade agreements, IOSH highlights that policymakers, investors and organisations can benefit from the advice of OSH professionals, helping them to manage their OSH risks, identify workable solutions, train their personnel, improve their performance and transparency and build OSH capacity and cooperation for a safe, healthy and successful future.
IOSH's contribution to this UN-WTO Policy Hackathon project also supports the IOSH ‘influence’ theme and its sustainability and human capital priority and campaign.
The Institution will be taking further opportunities to promote this work by sharing its position and recommendations, for example, with the European Commission on its current major review of EU trade policy.
IOSH magazine recently published an article on IOSH's calls to revitalise public policy. Read it here.