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Govt Urged to Ratify ILO Conventions

Health and Safety Ghana urged the government to ratify key International Labor Organization

A statement released here Monday to commemorate the 2017 May Day celebration President of the group; Francis Dzifa Ahadzi expressed worry over the country’s inability to ratify ILO Conventions 155, 161, 170, 121 and 174.

The ILO estimates that 2.3 million people die every year through work related accidents and diseases.

“Health and Safety Ghana would like to use this opportunity to urge government to as a matter of urgency pass the occupational health and safety law, establish an authority to oversee matters of occupational health and safety in all sectors and speed up the ratification of the key ILO Conventions that are related to workplace health and safety,” the statement said.

The policy institute also reminded Ghanaian workers that workplace health and safety is a shared responsibility and human right.

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