Publications & technical tools

2022

  1. Publication

    Guidance on occupational safety and health for domestic workers and employers to prevent and mitigate COVID-19

    21 January 2022

  2. Publication

    Exposure to Mercury in the world of work: A review of the evidence and key priority actions

    18 January 2022

  3. Publication

    Exposure to Mercury in the world of work: A review of the evidence and key priority actions

    18 January 2022

  4. Publication

    Support Kit for Developing Occupational Safety and Health Legislation

    13 January 2022

    The Support Kit for Developing OSH Legislation aims to provide guidance to ILO constituents in the establishment or reform of OSH laws by systematically articulating and analysing the key principles and components of a sound, prevention-centred framework OSH law that follows a state-of-the-art regulatory approach. To this end, it identifies the essential elements of national OSH normative frameworks stemming from international labour standards, ILO codes of practice and guidelines and cutting-edge national OSH laws. It captures and discusses to the extent possible various policy and design choices and showcases examples of legislative elements from countries with different legal traditions to enrich and broaden the users’ perspective.

2021

  1. Publication

    Safety + Health for All Strategy

    02 December 2021

    Phase II (2021 -2025)

  2. Publication

    Conducting Occupational Safety and Health Inspections in Agricultural Undertakings - A guide for labour Inspectors

    19 November 2021

  3. Publication

    Fire Risk Management

    19 November 2021

  4. Publication

    Principles and guidelines for human factors / ergonomics (HFE) design and management of work systems.

    04 November 2021

  5. Publication

    Implementation Guide for SCORE Training

    18 October 2021

    This step-by-step implementation guide is designed for staff from the ILO and other organizations such as business associations, government agencies and training providers that want to offer SCORE Training to enterprises. This manual is intended to help set up and run the training programme from inception through to successful offering of the service. It can also be used as background information for other actors who may participate in the running and organization of the programme, such as expert trainers or new programme staff.

  6. Publication

    Prevention and mitigation of Covid-19 in the informal economy through safety and health: An action-oriented tool for supporting street and market vendors

    14 October 2021

    This tool is addressed to the public authorities, workers’ and employers’ organizations, informal economy organizations and other stakeholders, who are willing to help street and market vendors improve their safety and health conditions to prevent the risk of contagion and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 at work.

  7. Publication

    The GHS in the world of work: Mapping synergies between ILO Instruments and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

    03 September 2021

    This report explores critical synergies between the GHS and the ILO’s instruments on chemicals and occupational safety and health, with an aim to further promote GHS implementation and an even greater engagement of the world of work in global efforts toward the safer management of chemicals.

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    Briefing note

    COVID-19 and the port sector

    05 July 2021

    Ports provide key infrastructure in support of international trade and the global economy. They vary in size from wharves handling at most a few hundred tonnes of cargo a year to large international ports or multi-modal hubs combining a broad range of logistical services, from warehousing to total supply chain management. During the COVID-19 pandemic, ports have had to adjust to the reality of lower volumes, worker shortages, the implementation of occupational health and safety measures for dockers and shore personnel, and the adoption of teleworking and remote operations for office workers. In some countries, calls by cruise ships have come to a halt. This policy brief summarizes the issues relating to COVID-19 and decent work challenges in the port sector.

  9. Publication

    Key principles underlying sanctioning procedures applicable to occupational safety and health violations

    02 June 2021

    This brief is aimed to equip policymakers and lawmakers with an overview of the main guiding principles that should underpin administrative and judicial sanctioning procedures applicable to OSH infractions to ensure that they are effective and fair.

  10. Policy brief

    Preventing and mitigating COVID-19 at work

    19 May 2021

    The ILO and WHO publish a brief providing a literature review on common features of workplaces most affected by the new corona virus and the most effective measures adopted by countries to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 at work. The brief gives practical guidance for national and local authorities as well as employers and workers’ representatives for the implementation of WHO and ILO recommendations to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and manage COVID-19 outbreaks at work in non-healthcare settings.

  11. Publication

    Improving occupational safety and health in small and medium-sized enterprises – Training module

    17 May 2021

  12. Chemical safety

    Exposure to hazardous chemicals at work and resulting health impacts: A global review

    07 May 2021

    This report provides the most recent evidence base for chemical exposures and resulting health impacts in the world of work, as well as insights into regional trends, gender considerations and priority action areas.

  13. Publication

    Protecting workers: occupational safety and health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

    17 April 2021

    Rapid Needs Assessment & Response Plans: Preparation Guidelines for Country Level Interventions

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    Briefing note

    Impact of COVID-19 in the meat processing sector

    09 February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to exert pressures on the agri-food industry both from the business and workers’ sides, with some sectors shouldering a particularly high burden. The meat processing sector is one of them. As the effects of the pandemic on our food systems continue to unfold, the learnings from the outbreaks in processing plants in several major meat-producing countries are catalysing reforms that should contribute to the sustainable development of the sector.

  15. Publication

    COVID-19: Occupational health and safety for health workers

    05 February 2021

    This WHO-ILO document provides guidance on occupational health and safety measures for health workers and occupational health services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also outlines the rights and responsibilities for health and safety at work for health workers according to the standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The document is intended for employers and health-facility managers, health workers and their representatives, occupational health and safety experts, infection prevention and control experts in public and private health facilities and policy-makers at national and subnational levels.

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    Briefing note

    Impact of COVID-19 on the construction sector

    25 January 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the construction sector, which is sensitive to economic cycles. Yet, on the upside, construction holds much potential to stimulate recovery, thanks to its potential to create jobs; and in turn, recovery measures can support the sector’s transformation towards sustainability and digitalization. Tripartite cooperation and social dialogue, together with international labour standards, are key to promote a human-centred recovery of the construction sector from the crisis.