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International Documents on Corporate Responsibility

Edited by Stephen Tully

International Documents on Corporate Responsibility includes the principal international, regional and national instruments drafted by intergovernmental organisations or states as well as codes of conduct formulated by industry associations, trade unions and non-governmental organisations. The coverage includes the fields of human rights, international criminal and environmental law, labour standards, international trade, armed conflict, sustainable development, corruption, consumer protection and corporate governance. Each document is accompanied by a brief explanatory commentary outlining the historical origins of the instrument, the principal actors involved, controversial negotiation issues, applicable implementation procedure, and identifies further reference material.
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Chapter 35: ILO : Convention No 174 (1993) Concerning the Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents (entry into force 1997)


35. ILO: Convention No 174 (1993) Concerning the Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents (entry into force 1997) Commentary: This Convention delimits the roles and responsibilities of employers, employees, competent authorities and exporting States. It builds upon the ILO Code of Practice on the Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents (1991), the work of the ILO’s International Programme on Chemical Safety and ILO (1988), ‘Major Hazard Control: A Practical Manual’. See further, Recommendation No 31 (1929) concerning the Prevention of Industrial Accidents and Recommendation No 181 (1993) concerning the Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents. See also, ILO Convention No 155 (1981) & Recommendation No 164 (1981) Concerning Occupational Safety and Health as well as the 2002 Protocol; ILO Convention No 148 (1977) & Recommendation No 156 (1977) concerning the Working Environment; ILO Convention No 148 (1977) concerning the Working Environment (Air Pollution, Noise and Vibration); ILO Convention No 170 (1990) & Recommendation No 177 (1990) Concerning Chemicals. Additional ILO Conventions of relevance specifically address production techniques (No 115 (1960) on Radiation Protection, No 119 (1963) concerning the Guarding of Machinery and No 127 (1967) on Maximum Weight), occupational health and safety (No 120 (1964) on Hygiene in Commerce and Offices and No 139 (1974) on Occupational Cancer), particular products (such as No 162 (1986) on Asbestos or No 136 (1971) concerning Benzene) and occupations (including No 147 (1976) on Merchant Shipping, No 161 (1985) on Occupational Health Services, No 110 (1958) on Plantations, No 167 (1988) on Safety and Health in Construction and No 176...

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