Occupational Safety and Health

  • Workplace Preparedness and Response

    Ebola Virus Disease

    The present outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in the West-African Region is a public health emergency, but also an imminent threat to safety and health at work, especially for health care workers.

  • G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting

    safe and healthy
    workplaces for all

    Every year, almost 1.3 million people die from a work-related disease in the G20 countries and about 221,000 suffer a fatal occupational accident.

  • Resource list

    Safety and health in the mining sector

    Mineworkers face a constantly changing combination of workplace circumstances. In most countries, mining remains one of the most hazardous occupations.


    Global database on occupational safety and health legislation

    This high profile knowledge product identifies the main laws governing OSH in the ILO Member States. Its classification structure is based on a comprehensive set of 11 themes, which follow key ILO standards.

  • Rana Plaza: Never again

    Towards a safer garment industry in Bangladesh

    One year after the global garment industry's worst-ever industrial accident, the ILO together with the government, employers, trade unions and the international community are working together to make sure it never happens again.

  • Global manual and action guide for WIND

    Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development: Practical approaches for improving safety, health and working conditions in agriculture


  1. National programmes and systems of occupational safety and health

    24 November - 5 December 2014, International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin, Italy

  2. International Conference on Occupational Ergonomics and Health

    26 - 28 November 2014, Lima, Peru

  3. International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection: Enhancing the Protection of Workers

    1 - 5 December 2014, Vienna, Austria

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.