On December 13, 2021, a week-long online course organized by the International Labor Organization, “The key role of Occupational Health and safety in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic”, was launched.
At five webinars, ILO experts will present the latest research and policy recommendations for overcoming the covid-19 pandemic crisis while maintaining safe and healthy working conditions.
The course organizers recalled that the World Health Organization supports voluntary vaccination, and the International Labor Organization supports the recommendations of WHO.
During the event, the situation in Ukraine on the suspension of unvaccinated education workers from work without payment of wages and without material assistance, as compensation, was discussed.
Antonio Jose Robalo dos Santos, ILO specialist in occupational management, inspection and occupational safety in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, stressed that each country should be guided by Article 9 of the 1981 Convention on Occupational Safety and health and the industrial environment No. 155 when adopting regulations and imposing sanctions:
The implementation of regulatory legal acts related to occupational safety and health and the industrial environment is ensured by an adequate and appropriate inspection system.
The implementation system provides for the application of adequate sanctions for violations of regulatory legal acts.