Publications

Featured publication

  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.

2017

  1. Conducting Labour Inspections on Construction - A guide for labour inspectors

    22 August 2017

    The objective of this guide is to assist labour inspectors fulfil their inspectorial function by providing information, in a user friendly format on, a suggested methodology for conducting inspections of construction activities; from planning to reporting on the inspection, as well as providing technical information which labour inspectors can supply to employers and workers, so as to ensure “Decent Work”.

  2. Towards Improved Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

    05 June 2017

    The ILO’s ‘Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh’ project funded by the US Department of Labor was launched in 2013 in response to the safety issues affecting the RMG sector. Coming to an end in January 2017, this publication highlights the major achievements of the project.

  3. Presentation on "Optimize the collection and use of OSH data"

    13 April 2017

    This presentation aims at highlighting the key points of the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

  4. Toolbox for the collection and use of OSH data

    10 March 2017

  5. Toolbox for the collection and use of OSH data

    10 March 2017

  6. Data Sources for Optimizing the Collection and Use of OSH data - Fact sheet

    08 March 2017

  7. Challenges for the collection of reliable OSH data - Fact sheet

    08 March 2017

  8. Data Sources for Optimizing the Collection and Use of OSH data - Fact sheet

    08 March 2017

  9. Challenges for the collection of reliable OSH data - Fact sheet

    08 March 2017

  10. Good Practices for the development and implementation of National Notification and Recording Systems - Fact sheet

    08 March 2017

  11. Optimizing compliance with child labour legislation through strategic collaboration of labour inspection and child labour monitoring programmes, Brief 1, January 2017

    07 February 2017

    Labour inspectorates, together with other public institutions and in collaboration with social partners, have long been active in addressing child labour and its worst forms through the combined use of advisory and enforcement actions. Despite these efforts, child labour continues to be a concern worldwide and, in most countries, inspectorates could leverage the action of other relevant players, among which are child labour monitors. Whilst many good practices of collaboration are recognised, it is also true that the synergies of these two mechanisms are not well known and thus there is the potential to improve collaboration.

  12. Collection and Use of Labour Inspection Statistics - A short guide

    11 January 2017

    This guide is intended to introduce governments, in particular ministries of labour and labour inspectorates, the importance of labour inspection statistics and benefits that can be derived from them. The guide presents, in a user-friendly manner, practical advice about labour inspection information and statistics. It details why these statistics are useful and ways in which they can increase the efficiency of inspectorates; what areas they should cover; and how they can be produced, interpreted and presented to stakeholders.

2016

  1. Conducting Labour Inspections on Construction - A guide for labour inspectors

    05 August 2016

    The objective of this guide is to assist labour inspectors fulfil their inspectorial function by providing information, in a user friendly format on, a suggested methodology for conducting inspections of construction activities; from planning to reporting on the inspection, as well as providing technical information which labour inspectors can supply to employers and workers, so as to ensure “Decent Work”.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.