Ms. Ana Catalina Ramírez
Technical Specialist, Occupational Safety and Health, LABADMIN/OSH, ILO
In 2022, the International Labour Conference has made a historical decision to include a safe and healthy working environment within the framework of fundamental principles and rights at work of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
During my keynote address, I will begin by discussing the implications of declaring a safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right at work, with a specific focus on the mental health of workers. I will also highlight the relevant normative framework established by the ILO in this area. Subsequently, I will delve into the key trends shaping the future of work, including social and cultural drivers of change, and their interaction with organizational risk factors in the workplace. Finally, I will explore comprehensive actions that can enhance the management of psychosocial risks in the future, encompassing policy-level interventions and workplace strategies. Throughout the analysis, I will adopt a gender-sensitive perspective and consider the importance of diversity.