20 May 2014
This third annual report on progress and perspectives of the ILO in Latin America and the Caribbean, prepared by the ILO Regional Office, is a continuation of the ones published in June 2012 and June 2013. Taken together, the three documents show steady, if uneven, progress in labour market policies, programmes and institutions, and that the ILO has been adjusting their strategies to focus on the key challenges faced by the region.
28 April 2014
This report for the 2014 celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work reviews the current situation regarding the use of chemicals and their impact in workplaces and the environment, including various national, regional, and international efforts to address them. The report also presents the elements for establishing national and enterprise level programmes that contribute to ensure the sound management of chemicals at work.
24 February 2014
The report, based on the largest survey of working conditions in the Thai fishing sector to date, has been compiled by the ILO’s tripartite project to protect migrant workers within and from the Greater Mekong Subregion and the Asian Research Center for Migration at Chulalongkorn University’s Institute of Asian Studies.
20 January 2014
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (formerly the Ministry of Labour), which continues to be the sole administrative body responsible for occupational health in Japan, has implemented various measures to tackle occupational diseases, while interacting with the parties concerned.
20 January 2014
Pneumoconiosis is one of the most prevalent occupational diseases in Thailand. The most common forms of the disease are silicosis and asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases. The aims of the study are to review the situation of these diseases and describe national strategic and action plans to prevent and control them.
16 January 2014
This research has been commissioned by the International Labour Office (ILO) as a contribution to the Global Product 154 and the Area of Critical Importance, Productivity and working conditions in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
20 December 2013
A guide to the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155), its 2002 Protocol and the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)
19 December 2013
Employment injury compensation is closely related with occupational safety and health. In order to reduce work accidents and occupational diseases, it is indispensable to create positive synergies between compensation and prevention. One of the crucial questions is how to find a balance between individual liability and collective solidarity with a view to improve the financial protection of all parties and provide incentives for prevention. This report explains key characteristics of the differential rating system and experience rating system, and analyzes the issues associated with their implementation in the Moldovan context.
19 December 2013
This publication summarizes the current provisions of employment injury benefits in Serbia and provides an overview of the social security benefits against accidents and sicknesses for work-related and general cases. It also presents the analysis with respect to the measures to improve the reporting of work accidents and occupational diseases in Serbia as well as presents the actuarial evaluation of the costs of employment injury benefits and the methods for determining contribution rates.
17 December 2013
This guide aims to help employers, workers and their representatives assess safety and health risks in the workplace.
18 November 2013
The report analyses the country’s economic growth driven by its ready-made garment (RMG) sector and contains recommendations to make this growth more sustainable and improve working conditions in Bangladesh.
16 October 2013
This timely volume provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the evolution of labour administration in China and details the recent reforms of its legislation and institutions. It gives a clear explanation of the principles and practical working of labour administrations in workplace-specific issue such as occupational safety and health, labour relations, and working conditions, as well as in the public employment services, labour inspection and social security services.
01 July 2013
This factsheet summarizes ILO's experience in providing technical assistance to an inter-ministerial taskforce, responsible for designing a public policy for the inclusion of informal waste pickers into the waste management sector.
01 July 2013
This fact sheet presents how the employment model in sustainable construction, developed through the Green Jobs in Asia project, established a strategy for the creation of green jobs in the Philippines.
07 June 2013
The project "Improving safety and health at work through a Decent Work agenda" was developed to better address safety and health at work as a vital component of decent work and ran between 2010 and 2012. The brochure aims to raise awareness on occupational safety and health issues among the development cooperation community and provide information about the project. It also highlights some successes of the project that could be replicated in other countries.
04 June 2013
The Report, describing progress made in the world of work in the region over the last year and, at the same time, once again presenting strategic guidelines for discussion. The document also describes a chequered period: sustained progress has been made in labour policies and indicators, which is good news for the region. The international context presents serious threats however, and internal inequality persists, so it would be unwise to lower the guard.
23 April 2013
23 April 2013
The most comprehensive reference source on OSH, presents a panoramic view of the basic available information in the field.
Contains about 70,000 citations of documents that deal with occupational accidents and diseases as well as ways of preventing them.