Base code clause 3: Working conditions are safe and hygienic

3.1 A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided, bearing in mind the prevailing knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards. Adequate steps shall be taken to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, associated with, or occurring in the course of work, by minimising, so far as is reasonably practicable, the causes of hazards inherent in the working environment.

3.2 Workers shall receive regular and recorded health and safety training, and such training shall be repeated for new or reassigned workers.

3.3 Access to clean toilet facilities and to potable water, and, if appropriate, sanitary facilities for food storage shall be provided.

3.4 Accommodation, where provided, shall be clean, safe, and meet the basic needs of the workers.

3.5 The company observing the code shall assign responsibility for health and safety to a senior management representative.

Relevant ILO conventions

C155 - Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981

Health and safety is a key concern of ILO labour standards. There are about seventy conventions and recommendations in this area. Convention 155 is the principal measure. Under this Convention, employers are made responsible for ensuring that work and equipment are safe and that the health of employees is not put at risk.

Also relevant to this Convention:

R164 - Occupational Safety and Health Recommendation, 1981

Convention relating specifically to Safety and Health in Agriculture:

C184 - Safety and Health in Agriculture Convention, 2001 and Recommendation 190