IAPB and ILO plan to protect workers’ vision

Lucy Patchett reports on the occupational eye health programme outlined in the Eye Health and the World of Work report ahead of World Sight Day

A framework to protect workers’ vision and uphold eye health safety in the workplace was outlined in a report by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO). 

The Eye Health and the World of Work report outlined key goals the ILO introduced into its resolutions for fundamental principles and rights at work last year, including the three key strategies: to reduce hazards and risks to eyesight in the workplace itself; to ensure access to eye care services; and to promote good eye health for all workers throughout their working lives, with a system to include workers’ naturally occurring sight loss in risk assessments.    

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