Preface

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Preface
This Code of Practice has been. prepared in response to a
wish expressed by the Building, Civil Engineering and Public
Works Committee of the International Labour Organisation at
its Seventh Session (Geneva, May 1964). The Committeewhich
is composed of representatives of governments, and of employers
and workers in the construction industrystated its belief that
the Safety Provision (Building) Convention (No. 62) and the
Safety Provision (Building) Recommendation (No. 53) do not
take adequate account of new methods of construction which
have come into use since these instruments were adopted by the
International Labour Conference in 1937. To remedy this situa-
tion, the Committee, in its Resolution (No. 69) concerning action
by the Office relating to technological developments and to safety
in the construction industry 1, unanimously called for the pre-
paration and publication of a Code of Practice on Safety in
Building and Civil Engineering. In the light of a wish which
the Committee expressed 2 on the same occasion for action by
the Office relating to occupational health in the construction
industry, it was decided that the present Code of Practice should
also incorporate a number of provisions relating to occupational
health in this industry.
The first draft of the present Code was prepared by the Office
and was submitted, in 1968, for comments and observations to
the 36 members of the ILO Panel of Consultants on Occupa-
tional Safety and Health in Building, Civil Engineering and Public
Works. This Panelwhich was set up pursuant to another wish
expressed by the ILO Building, Civil Engineering and Public
Works Committee in its above-mentioned Resolution (No. 69)
concerning action by the Office relating to technological develop-
ments and to safety in the construction industryis composed
'ILO: Official Bulletin, Vol. XLVII, No. 3, July 1964, p. 232.
2 Ibid., p. 291.
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