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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.

2005

  1. A handbook on HIV/AIDS for labour and factory inspectors

    13 June 2005

    Comprises practical information for group discussions in training seminars or as a reference document for inspectors, including information on the "ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work".

  2. Food at work: Workplace solutions for malnutrition, obesity and chronic diseases

    10 June 2005

    Discusses the importance of rest and nutrition and their potential contribution to workplace initiatives to improve health, safety and productivity. Presents a multitude of "food solutions" applicable to a variety of workplaces around the globe and shows that providing nutritious foods to workers is not only economically viable but a profitable business practice.

  3. Best practices in HIV/AIDS prevention, in the informal sector

    11 March 2005

    This paper is based on experiences from the ILO’s four-country study on HIV/AIDS mitigation in the informal sector. It considers “best practices” that have been identified in workplace policies and programmes on HIV/AIDS in the informal economy. It focuses especially on examples which might guide and inform practices and policies pertaining to the informal economy with regard to the following: information and awareness-raising programmes, training and behavioural change programmes, working conditions - including aspects such as travel, hygiene, childcare arrangements - counselling and testing, care and support possibilities. The paper gives an overview of good practices taken from the four countries in which the ILO informal economy research project was carried out. Quantitative and qualitative studies, including participatory rapid assessments, were carried out in Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa. The studies were conducted (a) to gather necessary KAPB data from informal workers in the four countries and (b) to initiate participatory, community-based approaches with the aim of organising governments, local governments and local communities to implement a sustained response to the challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the informal economy.

  4. Safety and health in ports. ILO code of practice.

    16 February 2005

    This essential code of practice, intended to replace both the second edition of the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Dock Work (1977) and the ILO Guide to Safety and Health in Dock Work (1976), provides valuable advice and assistance to all those charged with the management, operation, maintenance and development of ports and their safety.

  5. Crystalline silica in respirable airborne dusts

    01 February 2005

    Direct-on-filter analyses by infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction

  6. Using the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work - Guidelines for the transport sector

    01 January 2005

    These guidelines use the code of practice on HIV/AIDS, and its accompanying training manual. The present guidelines for the transport sector look first (in Section I) at some of the specific problems facing transport – the emphasis is on road transport but consideration is also given to other transport industries. They then present an overview of initiatives that have been taken, first at the legal and policy level then at the workplace, to address the occupational and behavioural risks associated with transport. Section II incorporates examples of action and guidance based on lessons learnt. The final section takes the reader through the code of practice and training manual, and shows where transport sector operators and authorities can find relevant provisions, explanations and advice to help them develop and implement HIV/AIDS programmes.

  7. Health surveillance for those exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS)

    01 January 2005

    COSHH essentials: General guidance

  8. Joint ILO/WHO guidelines on health services and HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2005

    The purpose of these guidelines is to promote the sound management of HIV/AIDS in health services, including the prevention of occupational exposure. Furthermore, the purpose is to ensure that health-care workers have decent, safe and healthy working conditions, while ensuring effective care that respects the needs and rights of patients, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. These guidelines rest on the basic principle that the process of policy development and implementation should be the result of consultation and collaboration between all concerned parties, based on social dialogue and including, to the extent possible, persons and workers living with HIV/AIDS. They take a rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS, as promoted by the Declaration of Commitment and the international community at large, expanding on ILO and WHO HIV/AIDS and occupational safety and health instruments.

2004

  1. A promotional framework for occupational safety and health. Report 93 IV (1)

    29 July 2004

    Gives an overview on national occupational safety and health (OSH) programmes and systems as well as on ways of promoting a safety culture. Includes the questionnaire requesting member States to provide their views concerning the scope and content of the possible OSH instrument. Lists relevant ILO Conventions and Recommendations.

  2. HIV/AIDS and work: global estimates, impact and response

    21 July 2004

    Presents estimates of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the labour force and working age population in fifty countries. Outlines policy measures, including workplace-based prevention and antiretroviral therapy.

  3. Healthy beginnings: Guidance on safe maternity at work

    06 May 2004

    Based on the ILO Maternity Protection Convention (2000, No. 183) and the Maternity Protection Recommendation (No. 191) that supports it. Sets out the practical steps involved in protecting the woman worker and her child where the worker is: (a) working during pregnancy; (b) has recently given birth; (c) returning to work after pregnancy; or (d) breastfeeding, or seeking to breastfeed when she returns to work.

  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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