Codes of practice and guidelines

2022

  1. Safety and health in construction (Revised edition)

    16 November 2022

    The revised ILO Code of practice on safety and health in construction was adopted by a Meeting of Experts held in Geneva from 21 to 25 February 2022. This code of practice replaces an earlier code that was adopted in 1992 and was considered outdated in view of the changes in working practices and conditions in the construction sector in the past decades. It takes into account new areas which require improved health and safety practices and other protective measures.

  2. Draft Guidelines for port State and flag State authorities on how to deal with seafarer abandonment cases

    07 November 2022

    The present Guidelines are addressed primarily to port State and flag State authorities. They are intended to be a reference tool of principles that can be reflected in the design and implementation of policies, strategies, programmes, legislation, administrative measures and social dialogue mechanisms on the resolution of cases of abandonment of seafarers.

  3. Safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

    26 April 2022

  4. Code of practice on safety and health in construction

    14 April 2022

  5. Draft code of practice on safety and health in construction (revised version of 1992 code of practice)

    20 January 2022

    Draft code of practice for the discussion at the Meeting of Experts to revise the 1992 code of practice on safety and health in construction (Geneva, 21–25 February 2022)

2021

  1. Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

    22 February 2021

    The Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important resource for implementing flag State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. The Guidelines, initially adopted in 2008, were updated by the ILO in 2020, together with the Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended, in order to reflect the 2014, 2016 and 2018 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

  2. Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

    22 February 2021

    The Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important international resource for implementing port State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. The Guidelines, initially adopted in 2008, were updated by the ILO in 2020, together with the Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended, in order to reflect the 2014, 2016 and 2018 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

2020

  1. Guidelines on the promotion of decent work and road safety in the transport sector

    24 April 2020

    Guidelines adopted by a Meeting of Experts held in Geneva from 23 to 27 September 2019.

2019

  1. Safety and health in shipbuilding and ship repair (Revised edition)

    19 February 2019

    This revised code of practice, adopted by a Meeting of Experts in January 2018, reflects the development of modern ILO instruments on occupational safety and health (OSH) and the changes in the industry in the past 44 years since an earlier code was adopted.

2018

  1. Code of practice on safety and health in opencast mines

    11 December 2018

    The original code of practice, "Safety and health in opencast mines", was published in 1991. This revised code reflects the many changes in the industry, its workforce, the roles of the competent authorities, employers, workers and their organizations, and the development of new ILO instruments on occupational safety and health (OSH), including the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176). To this effect, the new code is based on the principles of the Convention, including risk assessment, addresses issues such as the interaction between large-scale and small-scale artisanal miners and also comprises a section on automated machinery, a development that has great potential to change the work carried out by nearly all workers in opencast mines worldwide.