IALI President exclusive interview featured in IOSH Magazine, 18 April 2018

The IOSH Magazine did an exclusive interview with Mr Kevin Myers (IALI President), where he shared his experiences and insights on OSH. He was interviewed as an individual covering his experience and career in the UK Health and Safety Executive as well as in IALI. Read the article here!

IALI Congress and General Assembly 2017, 7-8 September 2017

The 15th IALI Congress and General Assembly was held on 7-8 Sept 2017 at Village Hotel Changi, Singapore. Heads and representatives from close to 30 countries and international organisations attended this two-day event.

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ILO Vacancy: Chief, Labour Administration, Labour Inspection

ILO is inviting interested parties to submit their applications for the following Call of expression of interest: Chief, Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch, (D1), ILO Geneva (Call/D/2013/12).

For further information and details on how to apply, candidates are encouraged to visit the ILO recruitment website.

The job description is available online to download.

The closing date for applications is 22 September 2013.

ILO have announced two OSH position vacancies

  • Occupational Safety and Health Specialist
  • Technical Officer (legal) on Occupational Safety and Health

For more information on either of these vacancies, please visit the ILO recruitment webpages:

Singapore Workplace Safety and Health Conference

12 - 13 September 2012, Suntec Centre, Singapore

IALI is pleased to announce that our President Ms Michele Patterson, Secretary-General Mr Kevin Myers and IALI Vice-President Mr Ho Siong Hin will all be speaking at the Singapore Workplace Safety and Health Conference 2012. We are delighted to be contributing to this premier platform for workplace health and safety (WSH) stakeholders across the region. the Singapore WSH Conference is poised once again to bring together WSH professionals, business leaders and government officials to learn about latest trends and developments impacting WSH and its practice.

The conference is expected to bring together more than 700 delegates from across the region and industries as businesses and organisations partake in the paradigm shift and embrace WSH as a value-add for the business instead of being merely compliance with regulation.

With the theme “Changing Landscapes, Shaping a Progressive WSH culture”, the Singapore WSH Conference 2012 endeavours to be a dynamic congregation of thought leaders who will share their insights and experiences, and contextualise the impact of changes in the industry. There will also be a focus on how to uncover unlimited business opportunities by progressively instilling and developing a strong, pervasive WSH culture within businesses.

IALI Forum 2011 Now Available

The IALI Forum 2011 has just been published and is now available to view on the IALI website. It contains news of IALI members’ activities and initiatives to promote good standards of occupational health and safety and effective labour inspection worldwide.

For the first time, the IALI Forum has been produced as an online exclusive, interactive publication. Users can follow links in the articles to further information and other items of interest.

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed articles to this year’s edition of the IALI Forum. We hope you like the changes we have made and that this year’s edition has been worth the wait! Please send any comments or feedback on the IALI Forum 2011 to the Secretariat at: claire.lonsdale@hse.gsi.gov.uk

2nd Stoffenmanager International Implementation Workshop

2 October 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

6th China Safety Forum

18 - 20 September 2012, Beijing, China

The International Association of Labour Inspection is pleased to once again have the opportunity to participate as a welcoming partner in The 6th China International Forum on Work Safety to be held in Beijing in September 2012, co-hosted by the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The theme of the 2012 conference, People First, Safe Development will provide a forum to consider healthy, safe and decent work practices with a particular focus on topical issues associated with social and economic development. It will present the opportunity to explore the impacts – both positive and negative - such progress can have on working lives and to exchange knowledge and examine examples of good practice from around the world.

This year, the 6th International Forum on Work Safety will also include a technical session on OSH Inspection Practice—in collaboration with IALI and ILO, featuring speakers from China, IALI and the ILO. IALI is very pleased to have the opportunity to work in cooperation with SAWS and the ILO on presenting this session where we will examine the importance of good governance over the implementation of OSH standards. Effective inspection provides the means by which each country can have confidence that these standards are being implemented successfully. IALI is dedicated to working with our partners to improve labour inspection through the development of alliances, professionalism, integrity and influence. Our aim is to make safe, healthy and decent work a reality worldwide. This Forum and technical session will provide an ideal opportunity to further this aim.

Since the 1st China International Forum on Work Safety in 2002, the Forum every two years has attracted the attention and support of many international and local organisations and industry representatives. It has become one of the most important international events for work safety in China and IALI has been pleased to participate in all of the Forums to date.

As a welcoming partner, IALI congratulates SAWS and the ILO in putting together this most important international event and joins with them in welcoming all contributors to Beijing in September 2012. We wish all participants a productive and successful conference and urge you to share your thoughts and experiences with colleagues at the Forum.

ILO Safework Vacancies

ILO have announced vacancies for two OSH Posts in their Safework Division:

Copies of these announcements are also available at: https://erecruit.ilo.org/public/index.asp.

Applications are encouraged from OSH specialists with strong English-language editorial skills and appropriate OSH knowledge. The deadline for submitting applications is 4 March. Interested applicants should contact the ILO as specified in the vacancy description.

ILO Partnerships for Decent Work

The new edition of the ILO Newsletter: ‘Partnerships for Decent Work’ is now available. It provides information on the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) mission and objectives for Decent Work and their impact on civil society organizations. This electronic newsletter is courtesy of the Partnership and Development Cooperation Department (PARDEV). It can also be found on the internet at http://www.ilo.org/pardev.

In this 26th edition, you can read about the main highlights in the ILO over the past year.

We welcome any comments or questions you might have - please contact us at: exrel@ilo.org.

Evaluation of the Joint German Strategy on Occupational Safety and Health: First meeting of the scientific and socio-political advisory council

The evaluation of the Joint German Strategy on Occupational Safety and Health (Joint OSH Strategy) enters into its operational phase. The contract for the implementation of the evaluation was signed and the scientific and socio-political advisory council convened for its first meeting on 1. July 2010 in Hamburg.

The advisory council is asked to critically reflect the implementation of the evaluation and to advise the bodies of the Joint OSH Strategy - the German government, the Federal States and the Statutory Accident Insurance Institutions – from a national and international perspective.

“An external view is indispensable for the successful evaluation of our OSH Strategy. Therefore, we appreciate it very much that you accepted your appointment as members of the advisory council and are willing to support our ambitious project with your expertise and international experience”, Mr Ernst-Friedrich Pernack, chairman of the evaluation steering group, explicated in his opening speech.

The advisory council is composed of seven nationally and internationally recognized experts in the fields of social policy, occupational safety and health, and evaluation methodology.

Dr. Wolfgang Bödeker
Referatsleiter Statistik und Analysen
BKK Bundesverband, Essen
Chris Chilvers
Abteilung Arbeitssicherheit
Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Luzern
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Elke
Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Dr. Hans-Peter Lorenzen,
Mitglied der Dt. Gesellschaft für Evaluation, Bonn
Petra Ledendecker
Präsidentin des Verbandes der Unternehmerinnen, Melle
Prof. Dr. Eva-Elisabeth Szymanski
Leiterin der Sektion Arbeitsrecht und Zentral-Arbeitsinspektorat
Bundesministerium für Arbeit
Soziales und Konsumentenschutz, Wien
Paul Weber
Directeur de l’Inspection du Travail et des Mines (ITM), Luxembourg

The objectives of the evaluation of the Joint OSH Strategy as well as the requirements for the evaluation implementation plan have been the main subjects of the councils meeting in Hamburg. As the evaluation will be carried out by an external contractor, the drafting of the implementation plan is a key element for a proper implementation process and will be due in September.

Advisory board

Members of the advisory board from left to right:

Paul Weber, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Elke, Dr. Wolfgang Bdeker, Dr. Hans-Peter Lorenzen, Petra Ledendecker, Chris Chivers (not on the picture: Prof. Dr. Eva-Elisabeth Szymanski)

Responsible bodies for the Joint German OSH Strategy as the national strategy in the field of safety and health at work are the German Federal Government, the Federal States, and the Statutory Accident Insurance Institutions. The mission of the Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy is to maintain, improve and promote the safety and health of workers by means of an efficient and systematic implementation of occupational safety and health supplemented by workplace health promotion measures.

By evaluating the achievement of the strategys objectives Germany follows the example of other EU Member States which also have implemented evaluation procedures for their OSH strategies.

More information (in German):


General Office of the National Conference on Occupational Safety and Health
Sabine Sommer
Tel: 0049 (0) 30 515 48 4212
Email: nak-geschaeftsstelle@baua.bund.de