|dc.description.abstract||[Introduction]: This document presents the new Plan of Action on Workers’ Health for the period 2015-2025,
which aims to address the current situation resulting from the challenges and changes that the
world of work imposes. The new Plan of Action is consistent with the WHO Global Plan of Action
on Workers’ Health 2008-2017 (1). It is based on the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
conceptual framework on health and human rights (Resolution CD50.R8 ), regional guidance
on the social determinants of health (2), the Plan of Action on Health in All Policies (Resolution CD53.
R2 ), the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the PAHO Strategic Plan 2014
2019 (Resolution CD53.R3 ), and the Strategy for Universal Access to Health and Universal
Health Coverage (Resolution CD53.R14 ).
2. The Plan contains strategic lines of action, and specific objectives and indicators aimed at
protecting workers’1 lives and promoting their health and well-being, with emphasis on workers
in inequitable conditions of employment and those exposed to hazardous working conditions. It
seeks to reduce occupational risks2 and noncommunicable diseases, targeting actions in certain
critical economic sectors, as well as to address access to health and universal health coverage and
the social determinants related to workers’ health....||en_US