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. Strengthening the role of employment injury schemes to help prevent occupational accidents and diseases

    02 January 2013

    The overall aim of the guide is to provide policy recommendations for future direction in the area of employment injury (EI) schemes. The guide is targeted at a mixed audience of national authorities dealing with occupational safety and health (OSH).

  2. National system for recording and notification of occupational diseases: Practical guide

    02 January 2013

    This practical guide has been prepared to help member States to establish and improve their national systems for recording and notification of occupational diseases. It is aimed at relevant people in the responsible authorities, such as the ministries of labour, health, and social security; at those in occupational safety and health inspection, occupational safety and health services, national social security institutions, and compensation boards; and at employers, workers and their organizations. It also includes practical and detailed guidance on compiling and analyzing data collected through national disease surveillance systems.

  3. Audit Matrix for the ILO Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems (ILO-OSH 2001)

    02 January 2013

    In 2001 the ILO developed the ILO Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management Systems, ILO-OSH 2001, to help governments, employers and workers to continually improve their OSH performance. Auditing is one of the key steps in both implementing an OSH management system and evaluating its performance.

2012

  1. The global impact of e-waste: Addressing the challenge

    20 December 2012

    This paper explores the volumes, sources and flows of e-waste, the risks it poses to e-waste workers and the environment, occupational safety and health issues, labour issues and regulatory frameworks, and links this growing global problem with the International Labour Organization’s current and future work.

  2. Estimating the economic costs of occupational injuries and illnesses in developing countries: Essential information for decision-makers

    12 December 2012

    This advocacy report attempts to identify the elements which should be taken into account in determining the cost of occupational accidents and diseases at the national level, with a focus on developing countries. The aim is to help countries identify the economic costs of not improving workplace safety and health – to employers, to workers and to society as a whole – and to inform decision-makers of the net costs of policies presented to them.

  3. Improvement of national reporting, data collection and analysis of occupational accidents and diseases

    12 December 2012

    This report focuses on the importance of national reporting of occupational accidents and diseases and how it can be improved, as well as data collection systems and how the data can be evaluated and analyzed.

  4. Safety Recommendations for Decked Fishing Vessels of Less than 12 metres in Length and Undecked Fishing Vessels (FAO/ILO/IMO)

    01 December 2012

    The Safety Recommendations 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.

  5. Fire safety: Action checklist

    01 November 2012

    This checklist is a management tool to implement practical actions to improve fire safety at the workplace. The successful implementation of this checklist is dependent on the willingness and cooperation between employers, supervisors and workers to make positive changes in the workplace to improve fire safety.

  6. Fire risk management

    01 November 2012

    This booklet is designed to provide employers, managers, workers and governmental organizations with key information on the very severe risks that fires pose in the workplace, as well as on their prevention and control.

  7. Final conference of the EU/ILO project "Improving safety and health at work through a Decent Work Agenda" in Malawi

    16 October 2012

    16 October 2012, Lilongwe, Malawi. Final brochure outlining key project activities. Background, aim, results achieved, the challenge, final project conference.

  8. Knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV and AIDS among manufacturing industry workers in Honduras

    01 October 2012

    This study was conducted by the ILO and the UNAH-VS, in partnership with UNAIDS, the Honduran Manufacturers Association and ASONAPVSIDAH. The objective is to identify the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices relative to HIV and AIDS among the workers of six companies in the manufacturing industry located in Villanueva and Choloma of the Cortés Region.

  9. Knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV and AIDS among national port authority and dock workers in Honduras

    01 October 2012

    This study was conducted by the ILO, with the support of the OFID, in collaboration with UNAH-VS, UNAIDS, ENP, SITRAENP, and ASONAPVSIDAH. The objective is to ascertain the level of knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding HIV and AIDS among the workforce of the National Port Authority (ENP), and the dock workers employed at Puerto Cortés.

  10. e-OSH 2012: Electronic library on occupational safety and health

    25 June 2012

    This invaluable trilingual DVD-ROM gives you quick access to a wide range of ILO documents on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  11. HIV and AIDS: Guide for tourism sector

    01 June 2012

    The present Guide is a compilation of a range of resources – including tools and information – that can be used by the different players in the tourism sector to help slow the spread of the AIDS virus. This Guide will also give effect to the provisions of Recommendation No. 200, recalling the specific and important role of employers’ and workers’ organizations in promoting and supporting sectoral, national and international efforts in response to HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis (TB).

  12. Working time, health, and safety: A research synthesis paper

    28 May 2012

  13. Employment injury protection in Serbia: issues and options

    02 May 2012

    This report describes the current system in Serbia in light of the principles of employment injury protection and looks at occupational safety and health issues in the context of current economic conditions and challenges.

  14. Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

    20 February 2012

    The new Encyclopaedia website is a cutting-edge global knowledge platform for sharing occupational safety and health (OSH) information and good practices. This online multidisciplinary book of facts and knowledge presents the general user with a panoramic view of the field. The Encyclopaedia was written and compiled by world class researchers and industry experts. It is the most comprehensive reference source on the subject and one of the flagship and widely respected publications of the ILO.

  15. Guidelines for Port State Control Officers Carrying out Inspections under the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188)

    19 January 2012

    The Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188), aims to ensure that these seafarers have decent work conditions on board. These guidelines give an overview of the Convention and outline the port State control responsibilities relating to it.

  16. Stress Prevention at Work Checkpoints. Practical improvements for stress prevention in the workplace

    06 January 2012

    Work-related stress is one of the most important issues in many countries. The negative impacts of stress are multiform and can include circulatory and gastrointestinal diseases as well as physical, psychosomatic and psycho-social problems. These in turn can lead to poor work performance, high accident and injury rates, and low productivity.

  17. Ergonomic Checkpoints in Agriculture

    06 January 2012

    Agriculture is one of the most hazardous sectors in both developing and developed countries. Increasing attention is being given to applying practical actions in rural and agricultural settings to reduce work-related accidents and diseases, improve living conditions and increase productivity...