Publications and technical tools

Checkpoints: Creating better workplaces

  1. The Checkpoints app series is a new digital tool for improving occupational safety and health in the workplace. Users can explore illustrated descriptions of each checkpoint and create interactive checklists tailored to their workplace. Each app also includes best practice recommendations for taking action and implementing effective improvements.

  2. Stress Prevention

    50 easy-to-implement checkpoints for identifying sources of stress in the workplace and mitigating their harmful effects.

  3. Ergonomics

    132 realistic and flexible solutions to ergonomic problems, applicable across a whole range of workplace situations.

  4. Ergonomics in Agriculture

    100 practical actions to improve safety and health and increase productivity, tailored for rural and agricultural settings.


  1. Comprehensive approach to improving workplace nutrition in Chile: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Workplace health promotion programmes, especially those on nutrition, are part of a comprehensive occupational safety and health policy. In 2005 the results of a global study on good practices in providing food at work were published by the ILO, entitled: “Food at Work: Workplace solutions for malnutrition, obesity and chronic diseases”. The study shows that workplace meal programmes providing convenient access to healthy food can help prevent micronutrient deficiencies and chronic diseases, including obesity and diabetes.

  2. The Global Compact and Safety and Health - Improving Occupational Safety and Health in the Supply Chain: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    This public-private partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO), Volkswagen (VW) and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), covered Brazil, Mexico and South Africa, with the overall aim of establishing and implementing national OSH action programmes in the VW supply chain.

  3. Expanding the outreach and impact of OSH standards in micro and small enterprises

    31 July 2015

    The Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union identified the issue of occupational safety and health (OSH) in micro and small enterprises (MSEs) as a topic for the Informal Ministerial Meeting (IMM). The IMM created a forum to share good practices and ideas on how to improve OSH in MSEs. Based on the participants’ interventions, several key messages and priorities were identified as a basis for future work and actions.

  4. Prevention through pictures in construction

    16 July 2015

    The objective of this booklet is to raise awareness and promote safety and health in the construction industry.

  5. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 July 2015

    The number of export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh assessed for structural safety rises to 2,703 or 77 per cent of the total. Read this and other news in the latest newsletter from ILO Bangladesh.

  6. SCORE South Africa Case Study: The Satara Rest Camp Story

    01 June 2015

    Satara Rest Camp is one of the largest and most popular camps in Kruger National Park. With an average annual occupancy level of 85 per cent and 68 fulltime employees, Satara is one of the Park’s most complex camps to manage. In the past, these operational complexities frequently prompted guest complaints. However, thanks to the SCORE Training, the Camp’s EIT (Enterprise Improvement team, which comprises five employees and four managers, was able to identify and implement a number of significant improvement projects.

  7. Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments - Second (revised) edition

    01 June 2015

    The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 94th (Maritime) Session, is sometimes called a “bill of rights” for seafarers. It sets out seafarers’ rights to decent conditions of work and helps establish conditions for fair competition for shipowners.

  8. The future of work: From driver to transport manager

    20 May 2015

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine once again highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s International Labour Conference (ILC).

  9. SCORE China Case Study: OSH improvements in Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Co., Ltd.

    22 April 2015

    This presentation contains a selection of photos taken at Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Co., Ltd. a manufacturer of cables and electric wires, showing some of the changes they introduced following Module 5 SCORE Training - Safety and Health at Work: A platform for productivity.

  10. Breaking the mould - Occupational safety hazards faced by children working in brick kilns in Afghanistan

    13 April 2015

    This report seeks to provide useful information to assist the development of policy and of practical interventions to protect the safety, health and well-being of children above the minimum working age (14 in Afghanistan) in the brick kilns; to facilitate the removal from child labour of children below that age and access to free basic education for all children under the minimum age and for all children removed from worst forms of child labour. The study also assesses the financial impact of health problems on families, studying the amount of debt owed by families to medical service providers and the types of illness which cause such debt.

  11. Recovering from the Ebola Crisis

    09 April 2015

    The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in parts of West Africa is now the largest, longest, most severe and most complex in the nearly four-decade history of this disease. This report comprises contributions to the national recovery planning processes.

  12. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 April 2015

    The number of export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh assessed for structural safety rises to 2,703 or 77 per cent of the total. Read this and other news in the latest newsletter from ILO Bangladesh.

  13. Investigation of occupational accidents and diseases

    25 February 2015

    The guide provides inspectors with information on the importance of, and a suggested methodology for, conducting effective investigations and compiling reports.

  14. Handbook on HIV and AIDS for labour inspectors

    12 February 2015

    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.

  15. SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises in Ghana

    01 February 2015

  16. SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Tourism Sector

    01 February 2015

  17. SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Garment Sector

    01 February 2015

  18. SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's)

    01 February 2015

    How SCORE Training can enhance business performance for SME's

  19. The organization of working time and its effects in the health services sector: A comparative analysis of Brazil, South Africa and the Republic of Korea

    28 January 2015


  1. Improving health in the workplace: ILO’s framework for action

    16 December 2014

    If integrated into occupational safety and health (OSH) policies, the potential of workplace health promotion (HP) to improve working life increases as it complements occupational health. It benefits both workers and employers by improving the long-term well-being of workers and their families, increasing productivity and performance, and reducing pressure on health, welfare and social security systems. Integrating HP measures into workplace OSH management systems enhances occupational health practice and contributes in building a global preventive culture.