Strong unions create safe mines

Part of the fight for achieving mine safety is through ratification of ILO Convention 176 on safety and health in mines. This convention sets out guidelines on inspections, accident reporting and investigation, training, hazard control and a worker’s right to participate in workplace health and safety decisions and to remove themselves from danger.

As of today, 26 countries have ratified ILO C176.  See the list of countries to have ratified here.

When it comes to occupational health and safety, governments and employers have responsibilities – workers have rights.

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