Codes of Practice

  1. Prevention of major industrial accidents

    01 January 1991

    The objective of this code of practice is to provide guidance in the setting up of an administrative, legal and technical system for the control of major hazard installations. It seeks to protect workers, the public and the environment by: preventing major accidents from occurring at these installations; minimising the consequences of a major accident on site and off site, for example by: arranging appropriate separation between major hazard installations and housing and other centres of population nearby such as hospitals, schools and shops; and appropriate emergency planning.

  2. Safety and health in opencast mines

    01 January 1991

    This code applies to any situation or operation involving occupational safety and health aspects in opencast mines, and calls for attention to be paid to them by the competent authorities with responsibility for safety and health and working conditions with regard to opencast mining.

  3. Safety, health and working conditions in the transfer of technology to developing countries

    01 January 1988

  4. Radiation protection of workers (ionising radiations)

    01 January 1987

  5. Safety and health in coal mines

    01 January 1986

    Code of practice for occupational safety and occupational health in coal mining - prescribes responsibilitys of the state, coal miners, employers, managers, supervisors and surveyors; covers notification and reporting system for occupational accidents and occupational diseases, protective equipment, ventilation, precautions to take against explosions, fires and dust, use of explosives, electricity, equipment and machinery, first aid, rescue, training needs, etc.

  6. Safety in the use of asbestos

    01 January 1984

  7. Safety and health in the construction of fixed offshore installations in the petroleum industry

    01 January 1981

  8. Occupational exposure to airborne substances harmful to health

    01 January 1980

    Enumerates roles of concerned bodies and persons, principles of the prevention of harmful toxic substances, exposure limits, medical examinations and biological monitoring, gives a glossary of relevant terms, and includes a list of participants present at the code approval.

  9. Guide to health and hygiene in agricultural work

    01 January 1979

    Provides information on occupational accidents, occupational safety, living conditions, environmental hygiene, pesticide poisoning, occupational diseases, ergonomics problems, organization of occupational health services and medical inspection for agricultural workers.

  10. Safe design and use of chain saws

    01 January 1978

    This code describes safety requirements for the design of chain saws (forestry equipment) and includes recommendations pertaining to their safe and easy operation.

  11. Protection of workers against noise and vibration in the working environment

    01 April 1977

    Code of practice on occupational safety and occupational health protection against noise and vibration in the work environment - covers responsibility of government, employers and workers, measurement, exposure limits, identification and control of hazards, protective equipment, medical examination of employees, and monitoring. Illustrations and tables.

  12. Safety and health in dock work

    01 January 1977

    Second edition. Revised code of practice relating to occupational safety at ports and occupational health of dockers, with particular reference to cargo handling - covers general provisions for safe means of access to ships, freight containers, technical aspect of lifting equipment, warehouses, handling of toxic substances, safety training, medical examinations, reporting system for occupational accidents, etc. Illustrations and references.

  13. Safe construction and installation of escalators

    06 June 1976

    Recommendations adopted by the International Committee for Lift Regulations (CIRA) on 6 June 1972. Safety standards and occupational safety in the construction and installation of escalators.

  14. Prevention of accidents due to explosions underground in coal mines

    01 January 1976

    Code of practice comprising occupational safety guidelines for preventing underground explosions in coal mining - covers ventilation, gas detection, fire control, dust control, etc.

  15. Safe construction and operation of tractors

    01 January 1976

    This code of practice provides practical advice for the use of all persons, whether in the public or the private sector, who have responsibility for safety in the construction and operation of tractors, and who may be called upon to frame provisions on that subject. The value of the code lies in the fact that it embodies the knowledge and experience of many countries and international organisations. The scope of the project was expanded to include not only agricultural tractors but all tractors.

  16. Safety and health in shipbuilding and ship repairing

    01 January 1974

    Monograph comprising a code of practice on occupational health and occupational safety in the shipbuilding and ship repairing industry - includes provisions for young workers and woman workers; covers protection against noise and climate, different kinds of protective equipment, etc.

  17. Safety and health in building and civil engineering work

    31 December 1972

    Code of practice relating to occupational safety and occupational health in civil engineering and the construction industry - includes provisions concerning the work environment and equipment, fire protection, noise, machinery (incl. Building machinery and electrical machinery, ionising radiations, explosives, handling, occupational health, welfare, health services, etc.)

  18. Safe construction and installation of electric passenger, goods and service lifts

    06 July 1972

    Established by the International Committee for Lift Regulations (CIRA) in co-operation with the International Labour Office. Code of practice for the construction industry relating to the construction of electrical passenger, goods and service lifts to ensure the safety of users and the occupational safety of construction workers - covers technical aspects of maintenance and quality control of electrical machinery and equipment.

  19. Guide to the prevention and suppression of dust in mining, tunnelling and quarrying

    01 January 1965

    The object of this manual is to indicate those operations in mining, tunnelling and quarrying which are likely to give rise to airborne dust, and to describe ways in which the concentrations may be determined and how they may be eliminated or reduced.

  20. Safety and health in agricultural work

    01 January 1965

    Covers safe utilisation of agricultural machinery, maintenance and equipment, fire protection for farm buildings, use of poisonous chemicals, regulations for rural area occupational health, working conditions and social protection of rural workers.