ISO has recently issued a press release concerning the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, and you can check it out @ ISO solutions for a safe and healthy future at work . In the press release, ISO makes reference to the International Labour Organization (ILO), but no mention whatsoever that a 2013 Agreement between ILO and ISO was rescinded by the former, as I had previously reported. In this press release by ILO concerning the termination of the agreement, we read:
The implementation of the 2013 Agreement over the past four years has fallen short of satisfying the Agreement’s aims, such as avoiding that ISO standards conflict with international labour standards and that the ILO receive meaningful advance notice of ISO proposals that could address ILO issues. The ILO and the ISO have disagreed as to whether development of ISO standards required treating ILS “as the source of reference in case of conflict” (Agreement, paragraph 4) or whether the ISO simply needed to consider but not to defer to ILS. When ILS does not form the floor of private standards on subjects relevant to the work of the ILO, the private standards risk leaving workers unprotected despite the tripartite consensus in the form of ILS concluded and given effect for decades.