Codes of practice and guidelines

Forestry; wood; pulp and paper

  1. Guidelines for labour inspection in forestry

    28 January 2005

    The guidelines address some of the main issues and general principles of labour standards and their inspection in the forestry sector (from planting to logging). The guidelines are aimed at three main users: labour inspectors/certifiers, forest managers, and training and educational organizations.

Transport (including civil aviation; railways; road transport)

  1. Using the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work - Guidelines for the transport sector

    01 January 2005

    These guidelines use the code of practice on HIV/AIDS, and its accompanying training manual. The present guidelines for the transport sector look first (in Section I) at some of the specific problems facing transport – the emphasis is on road transport but consideration is also given to other transport industries. They then present an overview of initiatives that have been taken, first at the legal and policy level then at the workplace, to address the occupational and behavioural risks associated with transport. Section II incorporates examples of action and guidance based on lessons learnt. The final section takes the reader through the code of practice and training manual, and shows where transport sector operators and authorities can find relevant provisions, explanations and advice to help them develop and implement HIV/AIDS programmes.

Hotels; catering; tourism

  1. ILO guidelines on decent work and socially responsible tourism

    02 June 2017

    Guidelines adopted at the Meeting of Experts to adopt Guidelines on Decent Work and Socially Responsible Tourism (Geneva, 20-24 February 2017)

  2. Draft ILO guidelines on decent work and socially responsible tourism

    30 January 2017

    Report for discussion at the Meeting of Experts to adopt Guidelines on Decent Work and Socially Responsible Tourism (Geneva, 20-24 February 2017)

Postal and telecommunications services

  1. Guidelines on HIV and AIDS for the postal sector

    01 October 2011

    The International Labour Office (ILO), through its Programme on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS) and the Sectoral Activities Department (SECTOR), in collaboration with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and UNI Global Union (formerly Union Network International) have contributed to the formulation of the present Guidelines on HIV and AIDS and the postal sector and participated in the implementation of the first phase of the campaign in the following seven selected pilot countries: Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Estonia, Mali and Nigeria.

Shipping; ports; fisheries; inland waterways

  1. IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units

    01 January 2014

    The aim of this IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code) is to give advice on the safe packing of cargo transport units (CTUs) to those responsible for the packing and securing of the cargo and by those whose task it is to train people to pack such units.

  2. Safety and health in ports

    17 December 2003

    The practical recommendations in this code are intended to provide relevant guidance to ILO constituents and all those responsible for or involved in the management, operation, maintenance and development of ports. This code of practice replaces two former ILO publications: "Guide to safety and health in dock work" (1976) and "Safety and health in dock work , An ILO code of practice" (second edition, 1977).

  3. Code of practice on safety and health in ports (Revised 2016)

    08 June 2017

  4. Draft revised code of practice on safety and health in ports

    04 November 2016

    Draft revised code of practice for discussion at the Meeting of Experts to Adopt a Revised Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Ports (Geneva, 21-30 November 2016)

  5. Guidelines on flag State inspection of working and living conditions on board fishing vessels

    08 June 2017