Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems

The risks for occupational accidents and diseases at work have to be managed by the employers and workers who are facing with them. In order to ensure effective action, it is essential to establish occupational safety and health (OSH) management systems at all workplaces for continual improvement of working environment and preventive measures. The ILO guidelines on occupational safety and health management systems provide guidance for action at the national and enterprise levels.

What's new

  1. Successful approaches to manage occupational safety and health (OSH) in the small and micro- enterprises (SMEs)

    04 July 2011 to 08 July 2011 - Turin, Italy

    The general objective of the course is to facilitate the knowledge and skills on some selected best practices in the promotion and management of the OSH in SMEs. Deadline for applications: 27 May 2011

Key resources

  1. Guidelines on occupational safety and health management systems (ILO-OSH 2001)

    01 January 2001

    The guidelines have been developed according to internationally agreed principles defined by the ILO’s tripartite constituents. The practical recommendations of these guidelines are intended for use by all those who have responsibility for OSH management. This second edition includes new additions to the bibliography.

  2. Audit Matrix for the ILO Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems (ILO-OSH 2001)

    02 January 2013

    This guide is a practical tool that will help in identifying the strengths and weaknesses in an organization’s OSH management system, and in highlighting opportunities for improvement. It should be used in tandem with the Implementation Guidance for the ILO Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems, ILO-OSH 2001.

  3. OSH Management System: A tool for continual improvement

    28 April 2011

    The report discusses the application of an Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) for the effective management of hazards and risks in the workplace. It has been prepared to serve as background to the 2011 World Day for Safety and Health at Work campaign.

  4. C187 - Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

  5. Labour inspection and occupational safety and health management systems

    14 May 2001