Publications

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  1. International Labour Conference - Report on Labour Administration and Labour Inspection.

    Ahead of the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva in June 2011, LAB/ADMIN has published a report that discusses the developments and future challenges for national systems of labour administration and labour inspection. This Report will be used as the basis for the ILC General Discussion on the same themes.

  2. A Guide to Selected Labour Inspection Systems (with special reference to OSH)

    This “Guide to Selected Labour Inspection Systems” is part of a research programme in the area of labour administration and labour inspection carried out by the ILO Labour Inspection and Administration Programme (LAB/ADMIN) with a view to better understanding the functioning of the various systems in the world.

2016

  1. Guide on the Harmonization of Labour Inspection Statistics

    02 August 2016

    This publication provides a methodology for the use of common terms and definitions and common procedures for the collection and compilation of labour inspection data. It also incorporates several additional recommendations that further the objective of harmonizing labour inspection statistics.

  2. Technical Report: ILO workshop on labour administration reforms and innovations: efficiency and outreach

    01 July 2016

    This report summarises the main findings and evaluations from the workshop ‘Labour Administration Reforms and Innovations: Efficiency and Outreach’ held in Prague between the 8th and the 10th of December, 2015. The workshop was designed to develop synergies between academia, labour practitioners and ILO specialists in order to enhance the ILO knowledge base. In addition, the workshop sought to explore practical tools that could be used in technical cooperation activities in the field of labour administration.

  3. Technical Report: Comparative Developments in Labour Administration

    01 June 2016

    The principal objective of this publication is to provide an overview and analysis of the current situation regarding the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in labour administrations worldwide, in order to help policymakers and practitioners who seek to respond to the demands of the current technological environment and harness its potential. This paper is the first initiative of the ILO to focus broadly on this topic.

  4. Workplace Stress: A collective challenge

    04 April 2016

    This report aims at presenting trends on work-related stress in both developed and developing countries with a view to raising awareness of the magnitude of the problem in the new context of the world of work

2015

  1. Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch

    30 November 2015

    The Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch (LABADMIN/OSH) of the Governance and Tripartism Department (GOVERNANCE) is responsible for developing and assisting in the implementation of the ILO’s objectives in the important areas of labour administration, labour inspection and occupational safety and health through the provision of technical expertise and support at global, regional and national levels.

  2. Labour inspection and other compliance mechanisms in the domestic work sector

    26 November 2015

    This publication aims to contribute to a better understanding of the challenges for compliance in the domestic work sector. It also identifies how countries have defined policies and practices to provide better services to domestic workers and their employers in the domain of working conditions, with a specific focus on labour inspection. The guide provides information in a user-friendly manner, aiming to assist member States to identify practical measures to address non-compliance issues and to better shape the action of relevant institutions, in particular labour inspectorates, to bring the laws protecting domestic workers into practice.

  3. Report on the global survey into the use of information and communication technologies in national labour administration systems

    06 November 2015

    The principal objective of this publication is to provide an overview and analysis of the current situation regarding the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in labour administrations worldwide, in order to help policymakers and practitioners who seek to respond to the demands of the current technological environment and harness its potential. This paper is the first initiative of the ILO to focus broadly on this topic.

  4. Independent evaluation of ILO's strategy and actions for strengthening labour inspection systems, 2010-2015

    28 October 2015

    The purpose of the evaluation is to provide an objective assessment of the design and implementation of the ILO strategy from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014 in order to gauge results and inform future actions. As specified in the agreed Terms of Reference (ToR), the evaluation centres on an analysis of the main approaches pursued by the Office to build, foster and maintain sound national labour inspection systems. It addresses a series of questions related to six evaluation criteria: relevance, coherence, effectiveness, sustainability, impact and efficiency (including management). Based on this analysis, the evaluation highlights lessons and offers recommendations for ILO to consider as it moves forward with the transitional Strategic Policy Framework (2016–17), which includes strengthening workplace compliance through labour inspection, as Outcome 7.

  5. e-labadminOSH 2015

    06 October 2015

    Everything you want to know about occupational safety and health, as well as labour administration and inspection, in two clicks

  6. Safety and health at the wood workshop

    01 October 2015

    The occupational safety and health fact sheets depict safe working practices related to specific hazards found on the farm, at motor vehicle repair shops and at the wood workshop. These fact sheets are aimed at employers and workers in micro and small enterprises including those in the informal economy. Following the information and advice contained in the fact sheets will assist in ensuring that those working in these sectors remain safe and healthy. These information sheets are supported by videos on the same matters.

  7. Safety and health on the farm

    01 October 2015

    The occupational safety and health fact sheets depict safe working practices related to specific hazards found on the farm, at motor vehicle repair shops and at the wood workshop. These fact sheets are aimed at employers and workers in micro and small enterprises including those in the informal economy. Following the information and advice contained in the fact sheets will assist in ensuring that those working in these sectors remain safe and healthy. These information sheets are supported by videos on the same matters.

  8. Safety and health at the motor vehicle repair shop

    01 October 2015

    The occupational safety and health fact sheets depict safe working practices related to specific hazards found on the farm, at motor vehicle repair shops and at the wood workshop. These fact sheets are aimed at employers and workers in micro and small enterprises including those in the informal economy. Following the information and advice contained in the fact sheets will assist in ensuring that those working in these sectors remain safe and healthy. These information sheets are supported by videos on the same matters.

  9. Investigation of occupational accidents and diseases

    25 February 2015

    The guide provides inspectors with information on the importance of, and a suggested methodology for, conducting effective investigations and compiling reports.

  10. Handbook on HIV and AIDS for labour inspectors

    12 February 2015

    ILOAIDS develops a new Handbook, in collaboration with LABADMIN/OSH, to strengthen labour inspectors’ capacity to address HIV and AIDS —including discrimination, gender equality and occupational safety and health issues— in their day-to-day work.

2014

  1. Wages and working hours in the textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries

    15 August 2014

    Issues Paper for discussion at the Global Dialogue Forum on Wages and Working Hours in the Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Footwear Industries

  2. Labour inspection, gender equality and non-discrimination in the Arab states: guide book

    08 July 2014

    This guide book builds on a number of global and regional materials on gender equality, discrimination and labour inspections. It is aimed to provide labour administrations in the Arab states with modern understanding and tools to use labour inspections strategically to enforce gender and non-discrimination related principles and rights at work with a vision to contribute to the realization of women’s economic and social empowerment in the Arab world.

  3. Towards the Single Employment Contract: Comparative Reflections

    22 January 2014

    While the challenge of flexibility continues to act as a powerful driver for change in European labour markets, many countries are experiencing an increasing dualism or segmentation between workers with stable employment relationships and those with temporary contracts. This has led governments and social partners to open a debate on the introduction of single employment contract.

2013

  1. Labour administration reforms in China

    16 October 2013

    This timely volume provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the evolution of labour administration in China and details the recent reforms of its legislation and institutions. It gives a clear explanation of the principles and practical working of labour administrations in workplace-specific issue such as occupational safety and health, labour relations, and working conditions, as well as in the public employment services, labour inspection and social security services.

  2. Labour inspection and undeclared work in the EU

    21 August 2013

    The purpose of this study is to consider the role that national labour inspection systems in the EU have as part of a strategic policy response to undeclared work. It was coordinated by the ILO’s Labour Administration and Inspection Programme (LAB/ADMIN) in cooperation with the European Commission’s Labour Law Unit.

  3. Labour inspection and employment relationship

    12 July 2013

    The protection of the employment relationship, placed within the contract of employment, has been at the heart of the International Labour Organization’s agenda since the middle of the 1990’s. The employment relationship is the natural evolution of what previously represented the master-and-servant model. The employment relationship within the contract model operates as a framework for both the protection of workers and the guaranteeing of the exercise of fundamental rights at work.