The ILO Programme on Occupational Safety and Health and the Environment in the Caribbean was initiated by the International Labour Organization Office for the Caribbean and the ILO Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SAFEWORK) in January 2011, with funding under the ILO Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA). The one-year Programme aims to support governments as well as employers' and workers' organizations in their efforts to improve occupational safety and health at the enterprise and national levels and to contribute to environmental sustainability of Small Island Developing States.

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CARIBLEX: The ILO's database of national labour legislation for the 13 ILO member States of the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. This database contains many of the full texts of national labour laws relating to Occupational safety and health and the working environment from Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

CISDOC – Bibliographic database: The CISDOC bibliographic database contains about 70,000 citations of documents that deal with occupational accidents and diseases as well as ways of preventing them. The types of documents are: laws and regulations, data sheets, training material, articles from periodical publications, books and standards. Every record contains a detailed bibliographic description, a full abstract and indexing descriptors drawn from the CIS Thesaurus. The CISDOC database is updated on a continuous basis.

CISTHES – Occupational Safety and Health Thesaurus: The CIS Thesaurus is the trilingual (English, French, Spanish) source of terms used to index the CIS bulletin and database. It can also supply "meta" tags for indexing Web pages, and its system of facet codes has been used to organize occupational safety and health libraries.  The terms are organised hierarchically according to their specificity. Each term is associated with a facet code, which is a combination of letters or numbers that indicates the place of the term in the hierarchy. The CIS Thesaurus represents a slight variation from the "classic" thesaurus paradigm: because terms and their facets are not generally added to the thesaurus unless they have been used to index a document, it may happen that there is no generic term covering one or more terms at a particular level in the thesaurus, although there may be an even broader term further up the hierarchy.

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The ILO's Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety presents a panoramic view of the basic available information in the field. The Encyclopaedia has been developed in parts, sections and chapters which correspond to the various subjects that comprise occupational health and safety. It has been designed to provide the general user with background information on the disciplines of occupational health and safety in an understandable manner that will, at the same time, be considered rigorous by professionals in those fields.

Hazard Datasheets on Occupations (HDO): An International Hazard Datasheets on Occupations is a multipurpose information resource containing information on the hazards, risks and notions of prevention related to a specific occupation. These datasheets are intended for those professionally concerned with health and safety at work including: occupational physicians and nurses, safety engineers, hygienists, education and information specialists, inspectors, employers' representatives, workers' representatives, safety officers and other competent persons. They are available online via browsing by names of occupations in alphabetical order.

International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC): ICSC provide essential health and safety information on chemicals. The primary aim of the Cards is to promote the safe use of chemicals in the workplace and the main target users are therefore workers and those responsible for health and safety in the workplace.

LEGOSH - Legislative texts on OSH: This database consists of references to more than 4800 (as of 2008) laws, regulations and international legal instruments dealing with OSH matters in approximately 140 countries and international organizations. References to the ILO's OSH-related Conventions are of course also included.