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.

2006

  1. ILO/WHO Outline for the Development of National Programmes for Elimination of Asbestos-Related Diseases

    01 January 2006

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Industrial Relations in the Oil Industry in Mexico

    01 January 2006

    Working paper 239

2005

  1. The global challenges of labour inspection, Labour Education 2005/3-4, Nos 140-141

    01 July 2005

  2. Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development programme (WIND): training programme on safety, health and working conditions in agriculture

    01 July 2005

    The Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) training programme provides practical responses to the special problems of agricultural safety and health. Building on the ILO's experience gained through the WISE (Work Improvement in Small Enterprises) programme, WIND applies a participatory and action-oriented training approach, designed for rapid and sustainable improvements in farmers' safety, health and working conditions. To ensure relevance, as well as sustainability, WIND is very much reliant on, and responsive to, farmers' own initiatives, knowledge and resources.

  3. 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".

  4. 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.

  5. Unity Beyond Differences: The Need for an Integrated Labour Inspection System

    11 March 2005

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Crystalline silica in respirable airborne dusts

    01 February 2005

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

  9. 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.

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

    01 January 2005

    COSHH essentials: General guidance

  11. HSE Medical Guidance Note on Asbestos

    01 January 2005

  12. C 81 Labour Inspection Convention and C 129 Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention

    01 January 2005

  13. 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.

  14. Sexual harassment at work: National and international responses, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 2

    01 January 2005

  15. The issues of fatigue and working time in the road transport sector

    01 January 2005

    Working Paper 232

  16. Good Industrial Relations in the Oil Industry in the United Kingdom

    01 January 2005

    Working paper 203