Training materials


  1. Instructional material

    Research Manual - Assessment of the implementation of fundamental principles and rights at work in the workplace

    23 November 2023

    This handbook is a practical guide for development practitioners to assess the realization of the five fundamental principles and rights at work in the workplace and design evidence-based interventions.


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    Designing a national strategy to improve safety and health in micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises A “how to” guide

    14 December 2022

    This “how to” guide aims at supporting government officials, representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations and other stakeholders to cooperate in the development of an adapted OSH strategy aimed at improving OSH conditions in MSMEs.

  2. Instructional material

    Improving chemical safety in the world of work A guide to the training modules

    08 April 2022


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    Reporting, Recording, and Notification of Occupational Accidents and Diseases: A brief guide for Employers and Managers

    09 September 2021

    The purpose of this guide is to provide brief information that will help you and your team improve and promote reporting, recording, and notification of occupational accidents and diseases in your workplace and, as appropriate, dangerous occurrences, commuting accidents and suspected cases of occupational diseases for better prevention of similar events, by identifying their causes and establishing preventive measures.

  2. Instructional material

    Reporting, Recording and Notification of Occupational Accidents and Diseases: A brief guide for workers

    09 September 2021

    The purpose of this brief is to assist you (workers) to better understand your role in the implementation of a recording and notification system in the workplace, and to help you fulfil your responsibilities.


  1. Instructional material

    COVID-19 action checklist for the construction industry

    20 December 2020

    This action checklist provides practical measures designed to help employers, workers and the self-employed in the construction industry work safely on site and thus prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at work.

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    A COVID-19 Action Checklist for the Waste Collection Sector

    02 December 2020

    This action checklist provides practical measures to help employers and workers in the waste collection sector to work safely, while helping to maintain business continuity and community sanitation during the pandemic.

  3. Instructional material

    Prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 at work for small and medium-sized enterprises ACTION CHECKLIST

    21 August 2020

    This document aims to provide basic knowledge about the workplace prevention of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that is spreading worldwide. It provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an Action Checklist to assess COVID-19 risks and information for taking measures to protect the safety and health of their workers.

  4. Instructional material

    Managing work-related psychosocial risks during the COVID-19 pandemic

    22 June 2020

    The purpose of this guide is to provide employers and managers with key elements to consider when assessing psychosocial risks and implementing preventive measures to protect the health and well-being of workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Instructional material

    Practical guide for the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 in agriculture

    04 June 2020

    This guide aims to provide practical guidance for the prevention and mitigation of coronavirus transmission (COVID-19) in agricultural activities. These recommendations should be considered as a complement to any rules, regulations or directives issued by each country.

  6. Instructional material

    Safe Return to Work: Ten Action Points

    21 May 2020

    This tool provides guidance to employers, workers and their representatives on preventive measures for a safe return to work in the context of COVID-19, conforming to well established ILO principles and methods on occupational safety and health risk management.

  7. Instructional material

    Prevention and Mitigation of COVID-19 at Work ACTION CHECKLIST

    16 April 2020

    Prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 in workplaces requires effective processes of risk assessment and risk management. This tool offers a simple and collaborative approach to assess COVID-19 risks as a step to take measures to protect the safety and health of workers.

  8. Instructional material

    Participatory Action-Oriented Training (PAOT)

    10 February 2020

    PAOT is a practical method of stimulating and supporting workplace initiatives in grassroots workplaces relying on self-help voluntary actions.


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    Improving OSH for Young Workers: A Self-Training Package

    22 October 2019

    The ILO has prepared this self-training package in order to strengthen the capacity of governments, employers, workers (including young workers) and their organizations to improve OSH management for young workers through the assessment and implementation of strategies and actions through national OSH systems.

  2. Safety and Health of E-waste Workers

    Work Improvement for Safe Home: Action manual for improving safety and health of E-waste workers

    29 May 2019

    An illustrated manual that aims to assist e-waste workers in improving their safety, health and productivity and shows many low-cost ideas that e-waste workers can easily adopt by using locally-available materials.

  3. Instructional material

    Online toolkit of resources to support member States in ratifying up-to-date standards on OSH in construction and mining

    29 March 2019

    The Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG) was established in 2015 to review the ILO’s international labour standards. Through this body, the ILO’s tripartite constituents aim to ensure that the Organization’s body of standards is robust and responsive to the constantly changing patterns of the world of work, for the purpose of the protection of workers and taking into account the needs of sustainable enterprises.


  1. Instructional material

    Generation Safe & Healthy - Key Messages

    28 April 2018

  2. Work Improvements in Small Enterprises

    Global Manual for WISE - Work Improvements in Small Enterprises

    14 March 2018

    The Global Manual for WISE is designed to assist employers and workers in small enterprises from the manufacturing sector in creating safe, healthy and productive workplaces.

  3. Instructional material

    International Labour Law and Domestic Law: A training manual for judges, lawyers and legal educators: Occupational safety and health

    21 February 2018

    This publication provides an in-depth examination of international labour standards relating to occupational safety and health and other relevant international instruments, as well as concrete illustrations of how these can be used to settle labour disputes involving occupational safety and health.


  1. Instructional material

    Portworker Development Programme in Bulk Terminals

    04 March 2017