20 June 2022

International association aiming to improve health, safety and working conditions worldwide turns 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the International Association for Labour Inspection (IALI).

IALI commenced in 1972 when representatives from France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Senegal and Switzerland formed an alliance aimed to improve the health and safety of workers through the exchange of information and experience.

IALI’s activities focus on working conditions and occupational safety and health and other concerns to labour inspectors, such as illegal employment and child labour.

Today IALI is the global professional body for all Labour and OHS Regulators, with over 100 global members. IALI provides assistance to developing countries by passing on knowledge, skills, and experience achieved in the field of human labour conditions, labour inspection, preventive labour protection, by informing them about new production procedures and technologies and new risks for people involved.

Working in close alignment with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), IALI achieves its aims through international and regional conferences and workshops that promote the exchange of ideas and through general information sharing, education, and support.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, IALI is launching a new website as well as Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. These mechanisms will enable IALI to continue to deliver to its members information sharing, webinars and events to support labour inspection across the world and increase global visibility of the good work undertaken.

Members are invited to connect with IALI via LinkedIn and Facebook. Future events and opportunities to connect will be shared via these accounts.

For further information on IALI or if you are interested in becoming a member, visit their website (https://iali-aiit.org/) or download their 50th anniversary brochure.