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.

2013

  1. A 5 step guide for employers, workers and their representatives on conducting workplace risk assessments

    17 December 2013

    This guide aims to help employers, workers and their representatives assess safety and health risks in the workplace.

  2. 10 Keys for gender sensitive OSH practice – Guidelines for gender mainstreaming in occupational safety and health

    01 December 2013

    Explains how to integrate gender issues into the analyses, formulation and monitoring of policies, programmes and preventive measures in order to reduce inequalities between men and women in occupational safety and health (OSH).

  3. Bangladesh: Seeking better employment conditions for better socioeconomic outcomes

    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.

  4. Labour administration reforms in China

    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.

  5. Promoting green jobs through the inclusion of informal waste pickers in Chile

    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.

  6. Environmentally sustainable construction in Philippines' social housing 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.

  7. Safety and health at work: Hopes and challenges in development cooperation

    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.

  8. 2013. The ILO in Latin America and The Caribbean. Advances and Perspectives.

    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.

  9. Questions and Answers on the prevention of occupational diseases

    28 April 2013

  10. Case Study - Malaysia: National System for the Recognition of Occupational Diseases

    23 April 2013

  11. Case Study: Bile duct cancer in printing plants in Japan

    23 April 2013

  12. Case Study: Karoshi: Death from overwork

    23 April 2013

  13. The Prevention of Occupational Diseases

    25 March 2013

    The report highlights occupational safety and health (OSH) as an integral part of the promotion of the prevention of occupational diseases.

  14. National study on the system for recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases in the Republic of Moldova

    22 March 2013

    The study is based on relevant ILO standards and is mainly aimed at 1) exploring the basic practices and procedures applied at both national and workplace levels; and 2) providing information to promote the application of a coherent and harmonised system for collection, recording and notification of reliable data on the topic, and related statistics at the workplace, at both national and international levels.

  15. National study on recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases in Zambia

    22 March 2013

    Zambia has a rudimentary national recording and notification system. This report provides information on the coverage, legislation and gaps of this system with a hope that the information will be used to enhance the system.

  16. Recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases in Malawi 2012

    22 March 2013

    The overall objective of this study was to improve the collection, recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases with the overall goal of preventing occupational accidents and diseases in Malawi. This study was commissioned by the Ministry of Labour (MoL) with support from the ILO through a project on Improving Safety and Health through the Decent Work Agenda funded by the European Union.

  17. Health and safety at work: Facts and figures

    07 March 2013

  18. Safety Recommendations for Decked Fishing Vessels of Less than 12 Metres in Length and Undecked Fishing Vessels

    23 January 2013

    This book aims to provide information on the design, construction, equipment, training and protection of the crews of small fishing vessels with a view to promoting the safety of the vessel and the safety and health of the crews.

  19. Plan safe, plan healthy: Guidelines for developing national programmes on occupational safety and health

    02 January 2013

    This guide will serve as a useful source of information for those involved in preparing national programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH) and, consequently, will deliver an improvement in working conditions and a reduction in work-related accidents and diseases.

  20. Protecting Workplace Safety and Health in Difficult Economic Times – The Effect of the Financial Crisis and Economic Recession on Occupational Safety and Health

    02 January 2013

    The International Labour Office is concerned that the financial and economic crisis has led to the restructuring of businesses and this could be compromising safety and health measures in the workplace. This report therefore focuses on the implications of the financial and economic crisis on occupational safety and health.