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1 REPRESENTING EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD Global Update FEBRUARY 2010 Janet L Asherson, IOE

2 PURPOSE OF IOE GLOBAL OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH NETWORK WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS AND A REMINDER TO PREVIOUS MEMBERS Provide a safe space for members to discuss current challenges and share solutions Allow members to set and prioritise their own agenda Provide IOE resources to assist them

3 WHAT IS THE IOE Global business network of 147 business organizations in 140 countries. Recognized by the UN as the representative voice of business on labour and social policy. Our mission - promote and defend the interests of employers in international fora, so that a favourable environment is created for developments of enterprises and jobs

4 WHAT DOES IT DO AND WHO DOES IT DO IT WITH A particular institutional role in ILO Working with companies: GIRN, GOSH to provide advice and assistance In the main policy areas - Child labour, Climate change, Corruption, CSR, Employment, Forced labour, Gender, Globalisation, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Informal economy, International industrial relations, International Labour Standards, Labour Administration, Migration, Occupational Safety and Health, Social Dialogue and Social Security Partners WHO, ILO, World Bank, WTO, ISO, UN bodies, G8, G20, G77, ITUC, BIAC, ICC, Businesseurope and other regional groups

5 UN organisations UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNICEF United Nations Children s Fund UNDP United Nations Development Programme WTO World Trade Organisation IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency ILO International Labour Organization FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization WHO World Health Organization World Bank Group IMF International Monetary Fund ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization IMO International Maritime Organization ITU International Telecommunication Union UPO Universal Postal Union WMO World Meteorological Organization WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization

6 POLITICAL POWER G8 + 5 Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom,United States, Brazil, China India, Mexico, South Africa

7 G20 Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Republic of Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, The European Union

8 ECONOMIC AND TRADING BLOCS Trade bloc Population Per capita Gross Domestic Product USD) No of Member Countries UEMOA West Africa 90,299, CEMAC Central Africa 39,278,645 1,490 6 CACM Central America 37,388,063 2,614 5 CCCM Caribbean 6,418,417 6, EEA Europe 499,620,521 34, NAFTA North America 449,227,672 36,038 3

9 OECD 30 (+ Chile 2010) Founding members (1961): Austria Belgium Canada Denmark France Germany Greece Iceland Ireland Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom United States Japan (1964) Finland (1969) Australia (1971) New Zealand (1973) Mexico (1994) Czech Republic (1995) Hungary (1996) Poland (1996) Republic of Korea (1996) Slovakia (2000) The European Commission alongwith EU MS Chile (2010) Admitted later

10 SOLUTIONS TO THE CRISES Finance Jobs (preferably green) Skills and Training (EU - requirement for employers to respond to requests for training implications for OSH)

11 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS NSW COURT DECISION - sensible JAPAN NEW STRATEGY - long hours stress, risk assessment and OSH management systems ILO OSH labour standards review next year ILO Discussion to adopt Recommendation on HIV/AIDS in June 2010 Code of Practice on Agriculture (roving safety representatives) Reportable occupational diseases list will influence reporting and compensation arrangements in Member States. A sensible debate about criteria for identifying and adding work-related diseases to the list XIX World Congress Istanbul September Showcase for employers. Put in diary for GOSH Meeting

12 EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENTS New Commission need to see the colour of their cloth, but priority for Directive on Work-Related Musculo Skeletal Disorders and Smoking in the workplace EU new risks - Age; Chemical risks in SMEs; Employment structure by activity; Exposure to noise and hearing impairment; Exposure to ultraviolet radiation; Gender; Labour market employment status; Nanotechnologies; Occupational diseases; Occupational structure; Pandemics; Work related accidents; Work related stress. Ototoxicants!!! EU challenge to Swedish implementation of OSH Directives when companies restructure

13 AN EU CHALLENGE TO IMPLEMENTATION DIRECTIVE AGREED 18 months - 3 years usually IMPLEMENTATION DATE EU Commission Officials examine conformity or matters brought to their attention IF NOT IN CONFORMITY LETTER OF FORMAL NOTICE FROM EU TO MEMBER STATE MS 2 months to respond IF STILL NOT SATISFIED EU SEND REASONED OPINION TO MS MS 2 months to respond EU OFFICIALS CAN REFER TO EU COURT OF JUSTICE REQUEST THAT A FINE IS IMPOSED OPINION OF ADVOCATE GENERAL FULL ECJ HEARING

14 IOE GUIDANCE DEVELOPMENTS Driver safety Pandemics and Business continuity Opportunities for EOs for OSH Business case for OSH Accidents and accident investigation OSH law and management Culture and risk Office and warehouse safety Chemicals Lenders and construction safety global compact Contractor safety Health wellbeing and resilience Permits to work Frequent business traveller

15 QUESTIONS FOR MEMBERS What are your current OSH training priorities Do you perceive an increased demand What delivery methods and innovations do you use Is cultural transferability and sustainability an issue

41 T Korea, Rep. 52.3. 42 T Netherlands 51.4. 43 T Japan 51.1. 44 E Bulgaria 51.1. 45 T Argentina 50.8. 46 T Czech Republic 50.4. 47 T Greece 50.

41 T Korea, Rep. 52.3. 42 T Netherlands 51.4. 43 T Japan 51.1. 44 E Bulgaria 51.1. 45 T Argentina 50.8. 46 T Czech Republic 50.4. 47 T Greece 50. Overall Results Climate Change Performance Index 2012 Table 1 Rank Country Score** Partial Score Tendency Trend Level Policy 1* Rank Country Score** Partial Score Tendency Trend Level Policy 21 - Egypt***

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