Tools and Services on Health and Safety at the Workplace

2010

  1. Publication

    The fundamentals of labour administration

    28 January 2010

    A well-coordinated, professional and efficient labour administration machinery is essential to the effective governance of the labour market. This book will be an invaluable resource for labour administrators, labour inspectors, conciliators, employment service officials, governments, workers, employers, researchers and professionals.

2009

  1. Project

    Work Improvements in Small Enterprises programme (WISE+)

    11 December 2009

    Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE) is a training programme that empowers small and medium enterprises to take practical and low-cost action to improve working conditions.

  2. Instructional material

    WISE+ full training package (Action Manual and Trainers' Guide)

    11 December 2009

    The new WISE+ training package brings together the WISE Action Manual (1997) with the new WISE-R Action Manual to create a complete WISE+ Action Manual. We have also created a second binder, which contains the WISE and new WISE-R Trainers’ Guides.

  3. Resource list

    ILO Codes of Practice and Guides on Occupational Health

    01 January 2009

2008

  1. Meeting document

    Resolutions adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 97th Session

    22 August 2008

  2. Meeting document

    Report IV: Promotion of rural employment for poverty reduction

    08 April 2008

  3. Meeting document

    Report I(B): Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    12 March 2008

    Freedom of association in practice: Lessons learned

2006

  1. Normative instrument

    Safety and health in underground coalmines

    13 May 2006

    This new code, which reflects the many changes in the industry, its workforce, the roles of the competent authorities, employers, workers and their organizations, and on the development of new ILO instruments on occupational safety and health, focuses on the production of coal from underground mines. The original code of practice on safety and health in coalmines was adopted by the Governing Body in 1986. Surface mining is covered by the code of practice, Safety and health in opencast mines (1991). This code of practice is based on principles established in international instruments relevant to the protection of workers' safety and health.

2005

  1. Publication

    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.

  2. Publication

    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.