Fact sheets and videos
These fact sheets and videos are aimed at employers and workers in micro and small enterprises including those in the informal economy.
A practical guide for labour inspectors
The guide provides inspectors with information on the importance of, and a suggested methodology for, conducting effective investigations and compiling reports.
Occupational Safety and Health
06 February 2017
Electrical faults are the leading cause of fires in the Bangladesh garment industry. ILO with the support of the US Department of Labor has helped build capacity of fire inspectors to spot electrical risks.
14 October 2016
An ILO training equipped Ukrainian labour inspectors with skills and knowledge to implement awareness-raising and training activities and to provide advisory services to employers and workers.
Reforms and innovations in labour administration: Efficiency and outreach
08 December 2015
Study on reforms and innovations in national labour administration systems needed to "fill gaps in our knowledge, to be able to provide more useful services to our constituents, to develop practical tools that would be helpful in different parts of the world", says the Director of the ILO Governance and Tripartism Department, Mr Moussa Oumaru.
Global survey analyzes the use of information and communication technologies in labour administration
06 November 2015
Evidence discussed within the first GOVERNANCE Working Paper Series suggests that new technologies can significantly strengthen the capacity of governments to enhance compliance with labour laws and regulations. Comparing international practices in this area may present a new avenue for the ILO to provide technical cooperation and advisory services.
Labour administration is a major source of information in its fields of competence for government, employers and workers; it is an active intermediary in the prevention and settlement of labour disputes; it is an informed observer of the trends in society by virtue of its special links with the social partners; it is a provider of effective solutions to the evolving needs of its users; it bears responsibility for an increasing part of public expenditure. Yet employers and workers are also calling for better resources for Ministries of Labour and inspectorates, to promote fairness and a 'level playing field', and to make Decent Work a reality.
The ILO Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch (LABADMIN/OSH) aims at assisting constituents in promoting Decent Work through the strengthening of labour administration machinery, including labour inspection, and making them more effective. The 2008 ILO Declaration of Social Justice for a Fair Globalization has reaffirmed the need to "strengthen the ILO's capacity to assist its members’ efforts to reach the ILO's objectives in the context of globalization… and of promoting social dialogue and tripartism as the most appropriate methods for (among other)… the building of effective labour inspection systems."