Join the ILO for a virtual panel event to launch the report and discuss the importance of addressing healthy vision as an occupational safety and health priority.
Work-related visual impairments affect around 13 million workers globally. Visual impairments can lead to decreased access to decent work, hinder inclusion and pose a threat to workers’ long-term health and well-being. People with visual impairments experience a 30% decrease in employment. Poor eye health has a negative impact not only on those directly affected but also on the global economy, costing $411 billion annually in lost productivity, according to The Lancet Global Health Commission.
The panel event will bring together experts in order to:
raise awareness of the new report
generate dialogue about the challenge of addressing eye health in the work place
encourage collaboration between all stakeholders on this important issue, including the eye health sector, employers organizations, workers organization and governments, in order to facilitate progress and work toward implementing the recommendations of the report.