A new briefing note that outlines nine business practices to improve safety and health through supply chains and helps businesses to build a culture of prevention and protection was one of the main OSH developments highlighted at IOSH’s second West Africa Conference, held last month.
Delegates at a virtual session on ‘Training for Vision Zero’ at the XXII World Congress last month were told how arming children and teenagers with safety knowledge would enable them to enter the workplace as adults better equipped to make safety decisions and help reduce avoidable accidents.
Little more than a third of the global labour force has effective access to employment injury protection, and there are significant disparities between high and low income countries, a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems reports.
Even robust data-gathering systems can be subject to sampling bias or other margins of error – while interpretation can add a second layer of distortion. So how secure are the available OSH statistics, and the decisions resting on them?