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BAREFOOT Manual BAREFOOT Research: A Worker's Manual for Organising On Work Security
Margaret Keith, James Brophy, Peter Kirby, Ellen Rosskam, 2002

available on line and on CD ROM. Also available in Turkish

The manual has been developed to help empower workers to increase their level of control over their own work situations, to protect their health and well being, and to improve their level of basic security. This is a practical guide, providing workers, and employers, with tools to: identify work security problems, tackle problems from a worker centred perspective, use barefoot research tools, use the results of Barefoot Research to improve their work security, organize for work security.

The manual is for free distribution and we encourage groups to make their own wide distribution of this unique tool.

Contact the ILO's Programme on Socio-Economic Security (IFP/SES) to obtain copies (paper and CD-ROM) by emailing

We encourage local language versions. Please contact us if you are interested in translating the manual into another language for joint publication with IFP/SES.

on-line versions of the Manual:

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Click here for full Manual (compressed) in ZIP (size: 6,871Kb)

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Updated by LD. Approved by GS. Last update: 1 December 2004.