Preventing and addressing violence and harassment in the world of work through occupational safety and health measures


Executive summary
General introduction

Chapter 1. Defining the parameters of violence and harassment within systemic approaches to occupational safety and health
1.1. Introduction
1.2. The role of legal interventions: Integration or fragmentation?
1.3. Prevention versus cure as the strategy: The role of OSH legislation
1.4. Preventive framework envisaged by OSH legislation
1.5. When is workplace violence and harassment a discrimination?
1.6. What is the role of guidance and tools in preventing and addressing violence and harassment through OSH?
1.7. Using social dialogue and participatory mechanisms of OSH frameworks to address violence and harassment at work
1.8. Global prevalence of work-related violence and harassment and data issues
1.9. Further challenges and issues related to prevention of violence and harassment through OSH frameworks
Chapter 2. Integrating violence and harassment into OSH frameworks: Legal and institutional responses
2.1. Introduction
2.2. A note on methodology
2.3. OSH legislation and violence and harassment: Global overview
2.4. Preventing and addressing violence and harassment through collective bargaining agreements
2.5. The practice of the CEACR on workplace violence and harassment
2.6. Conclusion
Chapter 3. Policy interventions beyond the legal framework: Global overview of national guidance and tools
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Objectives, scope and methodology
3.3. The interplay between legislation and guidance and tools
3.4. Types of guidance and tools
3.5. The focus and content of guidance and tools
3.6. Provision of guidance and tools at national level
3.7. Further factors contributing to the prevention of violence and harassment through OSH
3.8. Conclusion
Chapter 4. Tackling violence and harassment at work: Country-level responses
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Bangladesh
4.3. Barbados
4.4. Denmark
4.5. El Salvador
4.6. Georgia
4.7. Spain
4.8. Tunisia
4.9. Conclusion
Chapter 5. Future work
5.1. Focus on prevention through OSH legislation
5.2. Towards recognition of psychosocial risks and violence and harassment
5.3. Developing comprehensive guidance and tools responsive to the needs of enterprises and workplaces
5.4. Towards ensuring integration and complementarity of different legal regimes
5.5. Strengthening social dialogue in relation to violence and harassment
5.6. Constant improvement and adaptation of legal and policy instruments
5.7. Possible areas for future research 1
Annex. Selected guidance and tools from actors at international level

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