Publications and technical tools

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.


  1. Background information for developing an ILO policy framework for hazardous substances

    22 November 2007

    Document for discussion at the Meeting of Experts to Examine Instruments, Knowledge, Advocacy, Technical Cooperation and International Collaboration as Tools with a view to Developing a Policy Framework for Hazardous Substances

  2. Participatory approaches to improving safety, health and working conditions in informal economy workplaces. Experiences of Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam

    01 October 2007

    Participatory training programmes are increasingly applied in Asia for supporting grassroots initiatives in informal economy workplaces to improve safety, health and working conditions. These participatory programmes are easy to apply and action-oriented, and focus on immediate improvement needs of informal economy workplaces. Workers in informal economy workplaces have identified and implemented practical safety and health improvements with the support from the participatory training programmes.

  3. Arrangements for preparedness for a nuclear or radiological emergency: Safety guide

    04 July 2007

    This Safety Guide is intended to assist states in the application of the Safety Requirements publication on Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency and to help in fulfilling the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) obligations under the Assistance Convention. In fulfilling its functions under the Assistance Convention and Early Notification Convention, the IAEA works together with other international organizations within an Inter-Agency Committee for Response to Nuclear Accidents (IACRNA). IACRNA has cooperated in the establishment of common requirements for preparedness and response for a nuclear or radiological emergency.

  4. Report - Safe and healthy workplaces - Making decent work a reality

    28 April 2007

  5. Green Paper on safer ship dismantling

    01 January 2007

  6. Reduce risks - cut costs!

    01 January 2007

    Nowadays, it is economical for every enterprise to abide by the labour legislation and keep a high level of occupational safety and health as it allows to save funds.

  7. Labour and social trends in ASEAN 2007: Integration, challenges and opportunities

    01 January 2007

    The third issue of the Labour and Social Trends series focuses on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The report presents major trends in employment and social conditions in this dynamic region, followed by thematic chapters on key employment and social issues and an updated statistical annex.


  1. Fundamental safety principles: Safety fundamentals

    07 November 2006

    The objective of this publication is to establish the fundamental safety objective, safety principles and concepts that provide the bases for the IAEA’s safety standards and its safety related programme. Related requirements are established in the Safety Requirements publications. Guidance on meeting these requirements is provided in the related Safety Guides.

  2. Shipbreaking. What can be done?/ Démolition de navires. Comment gérer le problème? - DVD (Bilingual: English, French)

    10 October 2006

    This DVD contains the documentary "The Shipbreakers" in English and French as well as the text of the ILO's "Safety and health in shipbreaking: Guidelines for Asian countries and Turkey", in English, French, Spanish, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi and Turkish.

  3. Work Improvement for Safe Home (WISH): Action manual for improving safety, health and working conditions of home workers

    01 July 2006

    Improving work conditions among home workers in the informal economy is an important component of the ILO agenda to extend decent work to all workers.

  4. Violence at work (3rd edition)

    01 June 2006

    Thoroughly updated and revised, the third edition of this groundbreaking book examines the full range of aggressive acts that occur in workplaces including homicides, assaults, sexual harassment, threats, bullying, mobbing and verbal abuse. It offers new information and evidence about the incidence and severity of workplace violence in different countries (including examination of some terrorist and mass murder events), identifies occupations and situations at particular risk, evaluates various causal explanations, and details some of the social and economic costs...

  5. Promotional framework for occupational safety and health. Report 95 IV (2A)

    19 April 2006

    Gives the replies, responses to specific questions and observations, received from governments, employers' and workers' organizations, concerning the proposed Convention and proposed Recommendation on the promotional framework for occupational safety and health.

  6. South African Mining Industry Best Practice on the Prevention of Silicosis

    01 March 2006

  7. Health, Safety and Environment: A Series of Trade Union Education Manuals for Agricultural Workers

    01 January 2006

    These series of Manuals was developed to help union affiliates representing agricultural workers to tackle health, safety and environmental (HSE) problems, through their training programmes.

  8. An HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy for the Education Sector in Southern Africa

    01 January 2006

    The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for addressing HIV and AIDS as a workplace issue in education sector institutions and services through social dialogue processes, complementing other national workplace or overall education sector policies where they exist. The Policy covers the following key areas of action: prevention of HIV through workplace prevention, education and training programmes; reduction of vulnerability arising from unequal gender and staff/student (or learner) relationships; elimination of stigma and discrimination on the basis of real or perceived HIV status and adherence to the rights of infected or affected staff and students; care, treatment and support of staff and students who are infected and/or affected by HIV and AIDS; management and mitigation of the impact of HIV and AIDS in education institutions; safe, healthy and non-violent work and study environments.

  9. International Chemical Safety Card on Crystalline Silica

    01 January 2006

  10. A practical guide on best practice to prevent or minimise asbestos risks

    01 January 2006

  11. Outline for a National Programme for the Elimination of Silicosis (NPES)

    01 January 2006

  12. Good practices in safety, health and working conditions: home workers, farmers and construction workers in Cambodia, Mongolia, and Thailand

    01 January 2006

    Presents best practice photos related to safety, health and working conditions collected in Cambodia, Mongolia and Thailand.

  13. Integrating occupational health services into public health sytems : a model developed with Thailand's primary care units

    01 January 2006

    Report on a pilot programme with Thailand's Ministry of to integrate occupational health services into public health systems.