Publications and technical tools

2015

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    20 May 2015

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 104th International Labour Conference (ILC), including the future of work.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 April 2015

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

    01 February 2015

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

    01 February 2015

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

    01 February 2015

  15. 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

2014

  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.

  2. Safety and health training manual for the commercial fishing industry in Thailand

    15 December 2014

    This Manual has been developed in consultation with ILO, NFAT, and the OSH Bureau in the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labour. Inputs were also provided by the Department of Fisheries, the Marine Department, the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC), and the Foundation for AIDS Rights (FAR). The Manual first outlines the various hazards and risks in fishing, and then presents modules for addressing these – based on the participatory risk assessment approach. The training is targeted at skippers, crew supervisors and vessel owners – as well as members of fisheries associations at national and provincial levels, and is designed primarily for purse seine boats and trawlers. The training can be delivered through multiple partners and platforms, including with the support of NFAT as well as the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare and the Department of Fisheries.

  3. Occupational Safety and Health Development in Nepal (SHIELD) (Project fact sheet)

    02 December 2014

    The project aims to initiate a comprehensive plan for promoting occupational safety and health services and reforming labour inspection system in Nepal.

  4. 5th Annual Labour Attachés Conference

    30 November 2014

    Labour attachés of Banlgadesh are required to promote employment of Bangladeshi workers and their social protection. The Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment seeks to develop and upgrade the skills and knowledge of the labour attachés through an annual training programme. The programme bring together all the labour attachés from different countries of destination for one-week of information-seeking and sharing, and learning from one another. This report presents information about the training conducted in 2013.

  5. Responsible Workplace Practices

    29 October 2014

    The ILO approach to responsible workplace practices - Sustainable Enterprises