Publications and technical tools


  1. Occupational safety and health in the food and drink industries

    01 August 1993

    It is the intention of this working paper to contribute to the efforts made in the food and drink industries throughout the world to come to grips with their safety and health problems. It is hoped that the information provided on the problems encountered and the preventive measures adopted in some ILO member States will be of use to officials, managers and workers in countries which are experiencing similar problems and seeking appropriate solutions. Working papers are preliminary material circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comments.

  2. Preventing stress at work (Conditions of work digest 2/92)

    29 March 1993

    The Conditions of Work Digest on preventing stress at work is essential reading for policy-makers in government agencies, employers' and workers' organizations, health professionals, trainers, consultants, managers and workers' representatives concerned with this complex and challenging problem.

  3. The use of lasers in the workplace: A practical guide

    23 March 1993

    The purpose of this book is to provide basic guidance on working conditions and procedures that will lead to higher standards of safety for all personnel engaged in the manufacture, maintenance and operation of laser devices. It is intended in particular for the use of competent authorities, employers and workers, and in general all persons in charge of occupational safety and health.

  4. The use of lasers in the workplace

    01 January 1993

  5. Occupational Safety and Health Glossary

    01 January 1993

    The glossary is aimed at translators, interpreters and safety and health practitioners who need to read or write professional literature in more than one language.


  1. Safety in the use of mineral and synthetic fibres

    01 December 1990

    The present document discusses safety and health in the use of mineral and synthetic fibres at work, taking due account of the relevant international instruments. It is an ILO contribution to the International Programme on Chemical Safety (a collaborative programme of the United Nations Environment Programme, the ILO, and the World Health Organization).


  1. Alcohol and drugs. Programmes of assistance for workers (Conditions of work digest 1/87)

    20 May 1987

    Reviews policies and guidelines developed by governments, employers organisations and trade unions, and describes current employee assistance programmes in 15 countries. Lists institutions which can provide information and assistance in setting up such programmes, and includes guidelines for their establishment.


  1. Register of lifting appliances and items of loose gear

    30 November 1985

    Model Form and Certificates as required by Article 25(2) of the ILO Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health in Dock Work (No. 152), 1979.


  1. Human stress, work and job satisfaction: A critical approach

    31 December 1984

    This interdisciplinary research study of the relationship between working conditions, mental stress and job satisfaction applies social psychology and ergonomics to occupational health and occupational safety in the interest of quality of working life.

  2. Stress in industry: Causes, effects and prevention

    31 December 1984

    This occupational health study of causes and possible prevention of mental stress among industrial workers covers behavioral and psychological aspects, related occupational diseases, stress inductive work environment and working conditions (payment by result, automation, shift work, nuisances, etc.), vulnerable groups, remedies, etc.


  1. Occupational cancer - prevention and control

    01 January 1977

    This publication represents a first step in providing guidance for the implementation of the principles set forth in the ILO Convention and Recommendation concerning prevention and control of occupational hazards caused by carcinogenic substances and agents. It covers issues like preventive measures, exposure monitoring, and medical supervision and it includes the relevant normative texts.


  1. Guide to safety in agriculture

    01 January 1969

    The purpose of this guide is to suggest some ways and means of achieving progress towards greater safety on the farm. It will be seen that it is not only necessary to provide safe equipment and safe working conditions; everyone working on farms – farmers, foremen, specialists, labourers and the rest must possess the necessary training and education to enable them to keep the work safe.