The Coalition provides specific strategies and solutions that work
Task Groups are a way for partners to work together and propose practical solutions for issues related to safety and health at work. As the world of work changes, these strategic responses are designed to adapt and meet new needs.
1. Constructing a multi regional occupational safety and health information system
Recording, collecting, and compiling reliable occupational safety and health data can be difficult. The process is different depending on the level: enterprise, national, and global. But, an integrated information system can drastically improve occupational safety and health outcomes.
This Task Group aims to develop a pilot project inspired by the European Union’s occupational safety and health information system. The global monitoring tool will collect information about national occupational safety and health systems in various regions around the world: Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.
Leaders: European Commission, International Commission on Occupational Health, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland and the Singapore Ministry of Manpower
2. Implementing Vision Zero at the enterprise level
Vision Zero is a preventative approach to occupational safety and health that integrates safety, health, and well-being. Training is provided by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in partnership with the International Social Security Association (ISSA).
This Task Group aims to introduce the concept of vision zero to global enterprises. The goal is that enterprises implement Vision Zero as part of ongoing occupational safety and health training.
Leader: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
3. Preparing for the future of occupational safety and health
The best occupational safety and health policies continuously adapt to changes in the world of work to prevent risks and promote well-being. The pace is only accelerating: mega trends are influencing everything from global trade to labour migration, new technologies are changing the way we work, and climate change is affecting our livelihoods.
This Task Group aims to map key research around occupational safety and health and the future of work. It will foster collaboration, share knowledge, identify gaps, and avoid duplication.
Leader: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
4. OSH and migrant workers
In 2017, 164 million migrant workers were employed globally, according to ILO estimates. Protecting their health and safety is a major challenge for countries of origin as well as destination. As dynamics shift and south-south migration increases, it is increasingly important for all countries to improve working conditions.
This Task Group reviews regulations and practices around occupational safety and health for migrant workers. It works in collaboration with the United Nations Network on Migration.
5. Promoting decent work and productive employment through higher education
Higher education institutions drive social progress. In today’s current climate of health shocks, economic threats, and environmental challenges, there is an urgent need to enable decision makers to act as change agents.
This Task Group aims to improve awareness, commitment, knowledge, and skills among higher education professionals. The goal is that they can use critical, ethical, and systems thinking to identify safety and health risks at work. This initiative will build a bridge between the academic world and the world of work.
Leaders: European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH)