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C167SafetyandHealthinConstructionConvention,1988
(No.167)
ConventionconcerningSafetyandHealthinConstruction(Entryintoforce:11Jan1991)
Adoption:Geneva,75thILCsession(20Jun1988)Status:Uptodateinstrument(TechnicalConvention).

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Preamble

TheGeneralConferenceoftheInternationalLabourOrganisation,

HavingbeenconvenedatGenevabytheGoverningBodyoftheInternationalLabourOffice,andhavingmetinitsSeventyfifth
Sessionon1June1988,and

NotingtherelevantinternationallabourConventionsandRecommendationsand,inparticular,theSafetyProvisions
(Building)ConventionandRecommendation,1937,theCooperationinAccidentPrevention(Building)Recommendation,
1937,theRadiationProtectionConventionandRecommendation,1960,theGuardingofMachineryConventionand
Recommendation,1963,theMaximumWeightConventionandRecommendation,1967,theOccupationalCancerConvention
andRecommendation,1974,theWorkingEnvironment(AirPollution,NoiseandVibration)ConventionandRecommendation,
1977,theOccupationalSafetyandHealthConventionandRecommendation,1981,theOccupationalHealthServices
ConventionandRecommendation,1985,theAsbestosConventionandRecommendation,1986,andthelistofoccupational
diseasesasrevisedin1980appendedtotheEmploymentInjuryBenefitsConvention,1964,and

Havingdecidedupontheadoptionofcertainproposalswithregardtosafetyandhealthinconstruction,whichisthefourth
itemontheagendaofthesession,and

HavingdeterminedthattheseproposalsshalltaketheformofaninternationalConventionrevisingtheSafetyProvisions
(Building)Convention,1937,

adoptsthistwentiethdayofJuneoftheyearonethousandninehundredandeightyeightthefollowingConvention,whichmay
becitedastheSafetyandHealthinConstructionConvention,1988:

I.SCOPEANDDEFINITIONS

Article1
1.ThisConventionappliestoallconstructionactivities,namelybuilding,civilengineering,anderectionanddismantlingwork,
includinganyprocess,operationortransportonaconstructionsite,fromthepreparationofthesitetothecompletionoftheproject.

2.AMemberratifyingthisConventionmay,afterconsultationwiththemostrepresentativeorganisationsofemployersand
workersconcerned,wheretheyexist,excludefromtheapplicationoftheConvention,orcertainprovisionsthereof,particular
branchesofeconomicactivityorparticularundertakingsinrespectofwhichspecialproblemsofasubstantialnaturearise,on
conditionthatasafeandhealthyworkingenvironmentismaintained.

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3.ThisConventionalsoappliestosuchselfemployedpersonsasmaybespecifiedbynationallawsorregulations.

Article2
ForthepurposeofthisConvention:

(a)Thetermconstructioncovers:

(i)building,includingexcavationandtheconstruction,structuralalteration,renovation,repair,maintenance(including
cleaningandpainting)anddemolitionofalltypesofbuildingsorstructures

(ii)civilengineering,includingexcavationandtheconstruction,structuralalteration,repair,maintenanceanddemolition
of,forexample,airports,docks,harbours,inlandwaterways,dams,riverandavalancheandseadefenceworks,roadsand
highways,railways,bridges,tunnels,viaductsandworksrelatedtotheprovisionofservicessuchascommunications,
drainage,sewerage,waterandenergysupplies

(iii)theerectionanddismantlingofprefabricatedbuildingsandstructures,aswellasthemanufacturingofprefabricated
elementsontheconstructionsite

(b)thetermconstructionsitemeansanysiteatwhichanyoftheprocessesoroperationsdescribedinsubparagraph(a)
abovearecarriedon

(c)thetermworkplacemeansallplaceswhereworkersneedtobeortogobyreasonoftheirworkandwhichareunderthe
controlofanemployerasdefinedinsubparagraph(e)below

(d)thetermworkermeansanypersonengagedinconstruction

(e)thetermemployermeans:

(i)anyphysicalorlegalpersonwhoemploysoneormoreworkersonaconstructionsiteand

(ii)asthecontextrequires,theprincipalcontractor,thecontractororthesubcontractor

(f)thetermcompetentpersonmeansapersonpossessingadequatequalifications,suchassuitabletrainingandsufficient
knowledge,experienceandskillforthesafeperformanceofthespecificwork.Thecompetentauthoritiesmaydefine
appropriatecriteriaforthedesignationofsuchpersonsandmaydeterminethedutiestobeassignedtothem

(g)thetermscaffoldmeansanytemporarystructure,fixed,suspendedormobile,anditssupportingcomponentswhichis
usedforsupportingworkersandmaterialsortogainaccesstoanysuchstructure,andwhichisnota"liftingappliance"as
definedinsubparagraph(h)below

(h)thetermliftingappliancemeansanystationaryormobileapplianceusedforraisingorloweringpersonsorloads

(i)thetermliftinggearmeansanygearortacklebymeansofwhichaloadcanbeattachedtoaliftingappliancebutwhich
doesnotformanintegralpartoftheapplianceorload.

II.GENERALPROVISIONS

Article3
Themostrepresentativeorganisationsofemployersandworkersconcernedshallbeconsultedonthemeasurestobetakentogive
effecttotheprovisionsofthisConvention.

Article4
EachMemberwhichratifiesthisConventionundertakesthatitwill,onthebasisofanassessmentofthesafetyandhealthhazards
involved,adoptandmaintaininforcelawsorregulationswhichensuretheapplicationoftheprovisionsoftheConvention.

Article5
1.ThelawsandregulationsadoptedinpursuanceofArticle4abovemayprovidefortheirpracticalapplicationthroughtechnical
standardsorcodesofpractice,orbyotherappropriatemethodsconsistentwithnationalconditionsandpractice.

2.IngivingeffecttoArticle4aboveandtoparagraph1ofthisArticle,eachMembershallhavedueregardtotherelevantstandards
adoptedbyrecognisedinternationalorganisationsinthefieldofstandardisation.

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Measuresshallbetakentoensurethatthereiscooperationbetweenemployersandworkers,inaccordancewitharrangementsto
bedefinedbynationallawsorregulations,inordertopromotesafetyandhealthatconstructionsites.

Article7
Nationallawsorregulationsshallrequirethatemployersandselfemployedpersonshaveadutytocomplywiththeprescribed
safetyandhealthmeasuresattheworkplace.

Article8
1.Whenevertwoormoreemployersundertakeactivitiessimultaneouslyatoneconstructionsite

(a)theprincipalcontractor,orotherpersonorbodywithactualcontroloverorprimaryresponsibilityforoverallconstruction
siteactivities,shallberesponsibleforcoordinatingtheprescribedsafetyandhealthmeasuresand,insofarasiscompatible
withnationallawsandregulations,forensuringcompliancewithsuchmeasures

(b)insofarasiscompatiblewithnationallawsandregulations,wheretheprincipalcontractor,orotherpersonorbodywith
actualcontroloverorprimaryresponsibilityforoverallconstructionsiteactivities,isnotpresentatthesite,heshallnominatea
competentpersonorbodyatthesitewiththeauthorityandmeansnecessarytoensureonhisbehalfcoordinationand
compliancewiththemeasures,asforeseeninsubparagraph(a)above

(c)eachemployershallremainresponsiblefortheapplicationoftheprescribedmeasuresinrespectoftheworkersplaced
underhisauthority.

2.Wheneveremployersorselfemployedpersonsundertakeactivitiessimultaneouslyatoneconstructionsitetheyshallhavethe
dutytocooperateintheapplicationoftheprescribedsafetyandhealthmeasures,asmaybespecifiedbynationallawsor
regulations.

Article9
Thoseconcernedwiththedesignandplanningofaconstructionprojectshalltakeintoaccountthesafetyandhealthofthe
constructionworkersinaccordancewithnationallaws,regulationsandpractice.

Article10
Nationallawsorregulationsshallprovidethatworkersshallhavetherightandthedutyatanyworkplacetoparticipateinensuring
safeworkingconditionstotheextentoftheircontrolovertheequipmentandmethodsofworkandtoexpressviewsontheworking
proceduresadoptedastheymayaffectsafetyandhealth.

Article11
Nationallawsorregulationsshallprovidethatworkersshallhavethedutyto

(a)cooperateascloselyaspossiblewiththeiremployerintheapplicationoftheprescribedsafetyandhealthmeasures

(b)takereasonablecarefortheirownsafetyandhealthandthatofotherpersonswhomaybeaffectedbytheiractsor
omissionsatwork

(c)usefacilitiesplacedattheirdisposalandnotmisuseanythingprovidedfortheirownprotectionortheprotectionofothers

(d)reportforthwithtotheirimmediatesupervisor,andtotheworkers'safetyrepresentativewhereoneexists,anysituation
whichtheybelievecouldpresentarisk,andwhichtheycannotproperlydealwiththemselves

(e)complywiththeprescribedsafetyandhealthmeasures.

Article12
1.Nationallawsorregulationsshallprovidethataworkershallhavetherighttoremovehimselffromdangerwhenhehasgood
reasontobelievethatthereisanimminentandseriousdangertohissafetyorhealth,andthedutysotoinformhissupervisor
immediately.

2.Wherethereisanimminentdangertothesafetyofworkerstheemployershalltakeimmediatestepstostoptheoperationand
evacuateworkersasappropriate.

III.PREVENTIVEANDPROTECTIVEMEASURES

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Article13
SAFETYOFWORKPLACES

1.Allappropriateprecautionsshallbetakentoensurethatallworkplacesaresafeandwithoutriskofinjurytothesafetyandhealth
ofworkers.

2.Safemeansofaccesstoandegressfromallworkplacesshallbeprovidedandmaintained,andindicatedwhereappropriate.

3.Allappropriateprecautionsshallbetakentoprotectpersonspresentatorinthevicinityofaconstructionsitefromallriskswhich
mayarisefromsuchsite.

Article14
SCAFFOLDSANDLADDERS

1.Whereworkcannotsafelybedoneonorfromthegroundorfrompartofabuildingorotherpermanentstructure,asafeand
suitablescaffoldshallbeprovidedandmaintained,orotherequallysafeandsuitableprovisionshallbemade.

2.Intheabsenceofalternativesafemeansofaccesstoelevatedworkingplaces,suitableandsoundladdersshallbeprovided.They
shallbepropertysecuredagainstinadvertentmovement.

3.Allscaffoldsandladdersshallbeconstructedandusedinaccordancewithnationallawsandregulations.

4.Scaffoldsshallbeinspectedbyacompetentpersoninsuchcasesandatsuchtimesasshallbeprescribedbynationallawsor
regulations.

Article15
LIFTINGAPPLIANCESANDGEAR

1.Everyliftingapplianceanditemofliftinggear,includingtheirconstituentelements,attachments,anchoragesandsupports,shall

(a)beofgooddesignandconstruction,soundmaterialandadequatestrengthforthepurposeforwhichtheyareused

(b)beproperlyinstalledandused

(c)bemaintainedingoodworkingorder

(d)beexaminedandtestedbyacompetentpersonatsuchtimesandinsuchcasesasshallbeprescribedbynationallawsor
regulationstheresultsoftheseexaminationsandtestsshallberecorded

(e)beoperatedbyworkerswhohavereceivedappropriatetraininginaccordancewithnationallawsandregulations.

2.Nopersonshallberaised,loweredorcarriedbyaliftingapplianceunlessitisconstructed,installedandusedforthatpurposein
accordancewithnationallawsandregulations,exceptinanemergencysituationinwhichseriouspersonalinjuryorfatalitymay
occur,andforwhichtheliftingappliancecanbesafelyused.

Article16
TRANSPORT,EARTHMOVINGANDMATERIALSHANDLINGEQUIPMENT

1.Allvehiclesandearthmovingormaterialshandlingequipmentshall

(a)beofgooddesignandconstructiontakingintoaccountasfaraspossibleergonomicprinciples

(b)bemaintainedingoodworkingorder

(c)beproperlyused

(d)beoperatedbyworkerswhohavereceivedappropriatetraininginaccordancewithnationallawsandregulations.

2.Onallconstructionsitesonwhichvehicles,earthmovingormaterialshandlingequipmentareused

(a)safeandsuitableaccesswaysshallbeprovidedforthemand

(b)trafficshallbesoorganisedandcontrolledastosecuretheirsafeoperation.

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PLANT,MACHINERY,EQUIPMENTANDHANDTOOLS

1.Plant,machineryandequipment,includinghandtools,bothmanualandpowerdriven,shall

(a)beofgooddesignandconstruction,takingintoaccountasfaraspossibleergonomicprinciples

(b)bemaintainedingoodworkingorder

(c)beusedonlyforworkforwhichtheyhavebeendesignedunlessauseoutsidetheinitialdesignpurposeshasbeenassessed
byacompetentpersonwhohasconcludedthatsuchuseissafe

(d)beoperatedbyworkerswhohavereceivedappropriatetraining.

2.Adequateinstructionsforsafeuseshallbeprovidedwhereappropriatebythemanufacturerortheemployer,inaform
understoodbytheusers.

3.Pressureplantandequipmentshallbeexaminedandtestedbyacompetentpersonincasesandattimesprescribedbynational
lawsorregulations.

Article18
WORKATHEIGHTSINCLUDINGROOFWORK

1.Wherenecessarytoguardagainstdanger,orwheretheheightofastructureoritsslopeexceedsthatprescribedbynationallaws
orregulations,preventivemeasuresshallbetakenagainstthefallofworkersandtoolsorotherobjectsormaterials.

2.Whereworkersarerequiredtoworkonornearroofsorotherplacescoveredwithfragilematerial,throughwhichtheyareliable
tofall,preventivemeasuresshallbetakenagainsttheirinadvertentlysteppingonorfallingthroughthefragilematerial.

Article19
EXCAVATIONS,SHAFTS,EARTHWORKS,UNDERGROUNDWORKSANDTUNNELS

Adequateprecautionsshallbetakeninanyexcavation,shaft,earthworks,undergroundworksortunnel

(a)bysuitableshoringorotherwisetoguardagainstdangertoworkersfromafallordislodgementofearth,rockorother
material

(b)toguardagainstdangersarisingfromthefallofpersons,materialsorobjectsortheinrushofwaterintotheexcavation,
shaft,earthworks,undergroundworksortunnel

(c)tosecureadequateventilationateveryworkplacesoastomaintainanatmospherefitforrespirationandtolimitany
fumes,gases,vapours,dustorotherimpuritiestolevelswhicharenotdangerousorinjurioustohealthandarewithinlimits
laiddownbynationallawsorregulations

(d)toenabletheworkerstoreachsafetyintheeventoffire,oraninrushofwaterormaterial

(e)toavoidrisktoworkersarisingfrompossibleundergrounddangerssuchasthecirculationoffluidsorthepresenceof
pocketsofgas,byundertakingappropriateinvestigationstolocatethem.

Article20
COFFERDAMSANDCAISSONS

1.Everycofferdamandcaissonshallbe

(a)ofgoodconstructionandsuitableandsoundmaterialandofadequatestrength

(b)providedwithadequatemeansforworkerstoreachsafetyintheeventofaninrushofwaterormaterial.

2.Theconstruction,positioning,modificationordismantlingofacofferdamorcaissonshalltakeplaceonlyundertheimmediate
supervisionofacompetentperson.

3.Everycofferdamandcaissonshallbeinspectedbyacompetentpersonatprescribedintervals.

Article21
WORKINCOMPRESSEDAIR

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1.Workincompressedairshallbecarriedoutonlyinaccordancewithmeasuresprescribedbynationallawsorregulations.

2.Workincompressedairshallbecarriedoutonlybyworkerswhosephysicalaptitudeforsuchworkhasbeenestablishedbya
medicalexaminationandwhenacompetentpersonispresenttosupervisetheconductoftheoperations.

Article22
STRUCTURALFRAMESANDFORMWORK

1.Theerectionofstructuralframesandcomponents,formwork,falseworkandshoringshallbecarriedoutonlyunderthe
supervisionofacompetentperson.

2.Adequateprecautionsshallbetakentoguardagainstdangertoworkersarisingfromanytemporarystateofweaknessor
instabilityofastructure.

3.Formwork,falseworkandshoringshallbesodesigned,constructedandmaintainedthatitwillsafelysupportallloadsthatmay
beimposedonit.

Article23
WORKOVERWATER

Whereworkisdoneoverorincloseproximitytowaterthereshallbeadequateprovisionfor

(a)preventingworkersfromfallingintowater

(b)therescueofworkersindangerofdrowning

(c)safeandsufficienttransport.

Article24
DEMOLITION

Whenthedemolitionofanybuildingorstructuremightpresentdangertoworkersortothepublic

(a)appropriateprecautions,methodsandproceduresshallbeadopted,includingthoseforthedisposalofwasteorresidues,in
accordancewithnationallawsorregulations

(b)theworkshallbeplannedandundertakenonlyunderthesupervisionofacompetentperson.

Article25
LIGHTING

Adequateandsuitablelighting,includingportablelightingwhereappropriate,shallbeprovidedateveryworkplaceandanyother
placeontheconstructionsitewhereaworkermayhavetopass.

Article26
ELECTRICITY

1.Allelectricalequipmentandinstallationsshallbeconstructed,installedandmaintainedbyacompetentperson,andsousedasto
guardagainstdanger.

2.Beforeconstructioniscommencedandduringtheprogressthereofadequatestepsshallbetakentoascertainthepresenceofand
toguardagainstdangertoworkersfromanyliveelectricalcableorapparatuswhichisunder,overoronthesite.

3.Thelayingandmaintenanceofelectricalcablesandapparatusonconstructionsitesshallbegovernedbythetechnicalrulesand
standardsappliedatthenationallevel.

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EXPLOSIVES

Explosivesshallnotbestored,transported,handledorusedexcept

(a)underconditionsprescribedbynationallawsorregulationsand

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(b)byacompetentperson,whoshalltakesuchstepsasarenecessarytoensurethatworkersandotherpersonsarenotexposed
toriskofinjury.

Article28
HEALTHHAZARDS

1.Whereaworkerisliabletobeexposedtoanychemical,physicalorbiologicalhazardtosuchanextentasisliabletobedangerous
tohealth,appropriatepreventivemeasuresshallbetakenagainstsuchexposure.

2.Thepreventivemeasuresreferredtoinparagraph1aboveshallcomprise

(a)thereplacementofhazardoussubstancesbyharmlessorlesshazardoussubstanceswhereverpossibleor

(b)technicalmeasuresappliedtotheplant,machinery,equipmentorprocessor

(c)whereitisnotpossibletocomplywithsubparagraphs(a)or(b)above,othereffectivemeasures,includingtheuseof
personalprotectiveequipmentandprotectiveclothing.

3.Whereworkersarerequiredtoenteranyareainwhichatoxicorharmfulsubstancemaybepresent,orinwhichtheremaybean
oxygendeficiency,oraflammableatmosphere,adequatemeasuresshallbetakentoguardagainstdanger.

4.Wasteshallnotbedestroyedorotherwisedisposedofonaconstructionsiteinamannerwhichisliabletobeinjurioustohealth.

Article29
FIREPRECAUTIONS

1.Theemployershalltakeallappropriatemeasuresto

(a)avoidtheriskoffire

(b)combatquicklyandefficientlyanyoutbreakoffire

(c)bringaboutaquickandsafeevacuationofpersons.

2.Sufficientandsuitablestorageshallbeprovidedforflammableliquids,solidsandgases.

Article30
PERSONALPROTECTIVEEQUIPMENTANDPROTECTIVECLOTHING

1.Whereadequateprotectionagainstriskofaccidentorinjurytohealth,includingexposuretoadverseconditions,cannotbe
ensuredbyothermeans,suitablepersonalprotectiveequipmentandprotectiveclothing,havingregardtothetypeofworkand
risks,shallbeprovidedandmaintainedbytheemployer,withoutcosttotheworkers,asmaybeprescribedbynationallawsor
regulations.

2.Theemployershallprovidetheworkerswiththeappropriatemeanstoenablethemtousetheindividualprotectiveequipment,
andshallensureitsproperuse.

3.Protectiveequipmentandprotectiveclothingshallcomplywithstandardssetbythecompetentauthoritytakingintoaccountas
faraspossibleergonomicprinciples.

4.Workersshallberequiredtomakeproperuseofandtotakegoodcareofthepersonalprotectiveequipmentandprotective
clothingprovidedfortheiruse.

Article31
FIRSTAID

Theemployershallberesponsibleforensuringthatfirstaid,includingtrainedpersonnel,isavailableatalltimes.Arrangements
shallbemadeforensuringtheremovalformedicalattentionofworkerswhohavesufferedanaccidentorsuddenillness.

Article32
WELFARE

1.Atorwithinreasonableaccessofeveryconstructionsiteanadequatesupplyofwholesomedrinkingwatershallbeprovided.

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2.Atorwithinreasonableaccessofeveryconstructionsite,thefollowingfacilitiesshall,dependingonthenumberofworkersand
thedurationofthework,beprovidedandmaintained

(a)sanitaryandwashingfacilities

(b)facilitiesforchangingandforthestorageanddryingofclothing

(c)accommodationfortakingmealsandfortakingshelterduringinterruptionofworkduetoadverseweatherconditions.

3.Menandwomenworkersshouldbeprovidedwithseparatesanitaryandwashingfacilities.

Article33
INFORMATIONANDTRAINING

Workersshallbeadequatelyandsuitably

(a)informedofpotentialsafetyandhealthhazardstowhichtheymaybeexposedattheirworkplace

(b)instructedandtrainedinthemeasuresavailableforthepreventionandcontrolof,andprotectionagainst,thosehazards.

Article34
REPORTINGOFACCIDENTSANDDISEASES

Nationallawsorregulationsshallprovideforthereportingtothecompetentauthoritywithinaprescribedtimeofoccupational
accidentsanddiseases.

IV.IMPLEMENTATION

Article35
EachMembershall

(a)takeallnecessarymeasures,includingtheprovisionofappropriatepenaltiesandcorrectivemeasures,toensurethe
effectiveenforcementoftheprovisionsoftheConvention

(b)provideappropriateinspectionservicestosupervisetheapplicationofthemeasurestobetakeninpursuanceofthe
Conventionandprovidetheseserviceswiththeresourcesnecessaryfortheaccomplishmentoftheirtask,orsatisfyitselfthat
appropriateinspectioniscarriedout.

V.FINALPROVISIONS

Article36
ThisConventionrevisestheSafetyProvisions(Building)Convention,1937.

Article37
TheformalratificationsofthisConventionshallbecommunicatedtotheDirectorGeneraloftheInternationalLabourOfficefor
registration.

Article38
1.ThisConventionshallbebindingonlyuponthoseMembersoftheInternationalLabourOrganisationwhoseratificationshave
beenregisteredwiththeDirectorGeneral.

2.ItshallcomeintoforcetwelvemonthsafterthedateonwhichtheratificationsoftwoMembershavebeenregisteredwiththe
DirectorGeneral.

3.Thereafter,thisConventionshallcomeintoforceforanyMembertwelvemonthsafterthedateonwhichitsratificationhasbeen
registered.

Article39
1.AMemberwhichhasratifiedthisConventionmaydenounceitaftertheexpirationoftenyearsfromthedateonwhichthe
Conventionfirstcomesintoforce,byanactcommunicatedtotheDirectorGeneraloftheInternationalLabourOfficefor
registration.Suchdenunciationshallnottakeeffectuntiloneyearafterthedateonwhichitisregistered.

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2.EachMemberwhichhasratifiedthisConventionandwhichdoesnot,withintheyearfollowingtheexpirationoftheperiodof
tenyearsmentionedintheprecedingparagraph,exercisetherightofdenunciationprovidedforinthisArticle,willbeboundfor
anotherperiodoftenyearsand,thereafter,maydenouncethisConventionattheexpirationofeachperiodoftenyearsunderthe
termsprovidedforinthisArticle.

Article40
1.TheDirectorGeneraloftheInternationalLabourOfficeshallnotifyallMembersoftheInternationalLabourOrganisationofthe
registrationofallratificationsanddenunciationscommunicatedtohimbytheMembersoftheOrganisation.

2.WhennotifyingthemembersoftheOrganisationoftheregistrationofthesecondratificationcommunicatedtohim,the
DirectorGeneralshalldrawtheattentionoftheMembersoftheOrganisationtothedateuponwhichtheConventionwillcomeinto
force.

Article41
TheDirectorGeneraloftheInternationalLabourOfficeshallcommunicatetotheSecretaryGeneraloftheUnitedNationsfor
registrationinaccordancewithArticle102oftheCharteroftheUnitedNationsfullparticularsofallratificationsandactsof
denunciationregisteredbyhiminaccordancewiththeprovisionsoftheprecedingArticles.

Article42
AtsuchtimesasitmayconsidernecessarytheGoverningBodyoftheInternationalLabourOfficeshallpresenttotheGeneral
ConferenceareportontheworkingofthisConventionandshallexaminethedesirabilityofplacingontheagendaoftheConference
thequestionofitsrevisioninwholeorinpart.

Article43
1.ShouldtheConferenceadoptanewConventionrevisingthisConventioninwholeorinpart,then,unlessthenewConvention
otherwiseprovides

(a)theratificationbyaMemberofthenewrevisingConventionshallipsojureinvolvetheimmediatedenunciationofthis
Convention,notwithstandingtheprovisionsofArticle39above,ifandwhenthenewrevisingConventionshallhavecomeinto
force

(b)asfromthedatewhenthenewrevisingConventioncomesintoforcethisConventionshallceasetobeopentoratification
bytheMembers.

2.ThisConventionshallinanycaseremaininforceinitsactualformandcontentforthoseMemberswhichhaveratifieditbut
havenotratifiedtherevisingConvention.

Article44
TheEnglishandFrenchversionsofthetextofthisConventionareequallyauthoritative.

Seerelated

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Ratificationsbycountry
Submissionstocompetentauthoritiesbycountry

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