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Checkpoints: Creating better workplaces

  1. The Checkpoints app series is a new digital tool for improving occupational safety and health in the workplace. Users can explore illustrated descriptions of each checkpoint and create interactive checklists tailored to their workplace. Each app also includes best practice recommendations for taking action and implementing effective improvements.

  2. Stress Prevention

    50 easy-to-implement checkpoints for identifying sources of stress in the workplace and mitigating their harmful effects.

  3. Ergonomics

    132 realistic and flexible solutions to ergonomic problems, applicable across a whole range of workplace situations.

  4. Ergonomics in Agriculture

    100 practical actions to improve safety and health and increase productivity, tailored for rural and agricultural settings.

2014

  1. Towards a safer ready made garment sector for Bangladesh: Progress made and way ahead

    13 November 2014

    In the 18 months since Rana Plaza collapsed considerable progress has been made towards creating a safer ready made garment sector for Bangladesh. This ILO publication looks at what has been achieved and the challenges still ahead.

  2. Ups and downs in the electronics industry : fluctuating production and the use of temporary and other forms of employment

    03 November 2014

    Issues paper for discussion at the Global Dialogue Forum on the Adaptability of Companies to Deal with Fluctuating Demands and the Incidence of Temporary and Other Forms of Employment in Electronics

  3. Tackling informality in e-waste management: The potential of cooperative enterprises

    21 October 2014

    The present paper is the product of a joint effort by the Sectoral Activities Department and the Cooperatives Unit of the International Labour Organization (ILO). This initiative supports the ILO’s commitment to promote forms of employment that safeguard the environment, eradicate poverty and promote social justice through sustainable enterprises and decent work, as reinforced by the international Labour Conference (ILC), at its 102nd session in June 2013.

  4. Occupational safety and health in the informal economy

    30 September 2014

    The protection of the health and well-being of workers in the informal economy is a challenge which should be faced with a coherent and integrated approach involving policies for occupational safety and health (OSH) and health promotion, skills development, social protection and employment creation. Enlarged partnerships at the community level could also facilitate and maximize long-lasting improvements in working and living conditions of informal economy workers.

  5. SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's)

    10 September 2014

    How SCORE Training can enhance business performance for SME's

  6. G20: Creating Safe and Healthy Workplaces for All

    09 September 2014

    ILO Report prepared for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014.

  7. Safety and Health at Work: A Vision for Sustainable Prevention

    25 August 2014

    The aim of this report is to review what is currently being done to promote sustainable prevention globally and to encourage greater participatory efforts to achieve safer and healthier workplaces.

  8. Wages and working hours in the textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries

    15 August 2014

    Issues Paper for discussion at the Global Dialogue Forum on Wages and Working Hours in the Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Footwear Industries

  9. 2014. The ILO in Latin America and The Caribbean. Advances and Perspectives.

    20 May 2014

    This third annual report on progress and perspectives of the ILO in Latin America and the Caribbean, prepared by the ILO Regional Office, is a continuation of the ones published in June 2012 and June 2013. Taken together, the three documents show steady, if uneven, progress in labour market policies, programmes and institutions, and that the ILO has been adjusting their strategies to focus on the key challenges faced by the region.

  10. Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work

    28 April 2014

    This report for the 2014 celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work reviews the current situation regarding the use of chemicals and their impact in workplaces and the environment, including various national, regional, and international efforts to address them. The report also presents the elements for establishing national and enterprise level programmes that contribute to ensure the sound management of chemicals at work.

  11. Employment practices and working conditions in Thailand’s fishing sector

    24 February 2014

    The report, based on the largest survey of working conditions in the Thai fishing sector to date, has been compiled by the ILO’s tripartite project to protect migrant workers within and from the Greater Mekong Subregion and the Asian Research Center for Migration at Chulalongkorn University’s Institute of Asian Studies.

  12. Historical developments of administrative measures for occupational diseases in Japan

    20 January 2014

    The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (formerly the Ministry of Labour), which continues to be the sole administrative body responsible for occupational health in Japan, has implemented various measures to tackle occupational diseases, while interacting with the parties concerned.

  13. Strategy and implementation of the programme for the prevention and control of pneumoconiosis in Thailand

    20 January 2014

    Pneumoconiosis is one of the most prevalent occupational diseases in Thailand. The most common forms of the disease are silicosis and asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases. The aims of the study are to review the situation of these diseases and describe national strategic and action plans to prevent and control them.

  14. Can Better Working Conditions Improve the Performance of SMEs? An international literature review

    16 January 2014

    This research has been commissioned by the International Labour Office (ILO) as a contribution to the Global Product 154 and the Area of Critical Importance, Productivity and working conditions in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

2013

  1. Building a preventative safety and health culture

    20 December 2013

    A guide to the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155), its 2002 Protocol and the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

  2. Employment Injury Insurance in the Republic of Moldova: Options for contribution rates

    19 December 2013

    Employment injury compensation is closely related with occupational safety and health. In order to reduce work accidents and occupational diseases, it is indispensable to create positive synergies between compensation and prevention. One of the crucial questions is how to find a balance between individual liability and collective solidarity with a view to improve the financial protection of all parties and provide incentives for prevention. This report explains key characteristics of the differential rating system and experience rating system, and analyzes the issues associated with their implementation in the Moldovan context.

  3. Restructuring the Employment Injury Insurance System in Serbia: Further analysis of reform options

    19 December 2013

    This publication summarizes the current provisions of employment injury benefits in Serbia and provides an overview of the social security benefits against accidents and sicknesses for work-related and general cases. It also presents the analysis with respect to the measures to improve the reporting of work accidents and occupational diseases in Serbia as well as presents the actuarial evaluation of the costs of employment injury benefits and the methods for determining contribution rates.

  4. A 5 step guide for employers, workers and their representatives on conducting workplace risk assessments

    17 December 2013

    This guide aims to help employers, workers and their representatives assess safety and health risks in the workplace.

  1. Ebola Virus Disease
    Occupational safety and health

    Joint WHO/ILO briefing note for workers and employers

  1. New online edition

    Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health & Safety

    The most comprehensive reference source on OSH, presents a panoramic view of the basic available information in the field.

  2. CISDOC - bibliographic database

    Contains about 70,000 citations of documents that deal with occupational accidents and diseases as well as ways of preventing them.

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