Publications

2021

  1. The GHS in the world of work: Mapping synergies between ILO Instruments and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

    03 September 2021

    This report explores critical synergies between the GHS and the ILO’s instruments on chemicals and occupational safety and health, with an aim to further promote GHS implementation and an even greater engagement of the world of work in global efforts toward the safer management of chemicals.

  2. The GHS in the world of work: Mapping synergies between ILO Instruments and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

    03 September 2021

    This report explores critical synergies between the GHS and the ILO’s instruments on chemicals and occupational safety and health, with an aim to further promote GHS implementation and an even greater engagement of the world of work in global efforts toward the safer management of chemicals.

  3. WISCON - Work Improvement for Small Construction Sites

    30 July 2021

    Action manual for improving safety, health and working conditions on small construction sites by employers, supervisors and workers.

  4. Building a culture of workplace compliance through development cooperation

    25 June 2021

    This compendium of good practices provides a unique set of successful practices from development cooperation projects to share knowledge gained and to help compliance actors improve efficiency with the long-term aim to replicate the positive results achieved and develop them further.

2020

  1. Guide on Labour Inspection and Social Security

    05 June 2020

    This study is intended to provide governments and other parties interested with an overview of current approaches to the intervention of labour inspectorates on social security matters.

  2. A Study on Labour Inspectors’ Careers

    20 March 2020

    This paper is addressed to managers of labour inspection systems who have to develop or improve a human resources (HR) policy for labour inspectors. It provides them with: a basis for developing HR policies specifically for labour inspectors; an overview of today’s current approaches to HR with respect to labour inspectors; and a number of national practices in recruitment, training, remuneration, promotion, mobility and work-life balance.

2019

  1. Flagship Programme Strategy

    10 December 2019

    Safety + Health for All

  2. Web Application on Freedom of Association

    02 November 2019

    How to secure and promote freedom of association? This web application provides an overview of the principles on freedom of association and explains how ILO procedures and bodies can be best used to secure and promote freedom of association across the world.

  3. Occupational Safety and Health - A Guide for Labour Inspectors and other stakeholders

    29 July 2019

    The aim of this guide is to assist inspectors and employers to fulfil their functions by providing information on the management of occupational safety and health (OSH) issues that are that are common across many sectors of industry.

2015

  1. 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.

  2. Handbook on HIV and AIDS for labour inspectors

    12 February 2015

    GED/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

2005

  1. Unity Beyond Differences: The Need for an Integrated Labour Inspection System (ILIS)

    11 March 2005

    Final report of the conference organised by the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union