Sectoral standards

The ILO has adopted sector-specific international Conventions and Recommendations in agriculture, commerce, construction, fishing, health services, hotels and restaurants, mining, shipping, public service, and road transport. The ILO has also worked with other international organizations to develop and assist to implement, standards that rely on the principles and concepts of international labour standards, in sectors such as culture and education.

Public service

  1. Guidelines on social dialogue in public emergency services in a changing environment

    31 January 2003

Shipping; ports; fisheries; inland waterways

  1. C137 Dock Work Convention, 1973

    25 June 1973

    Convention concerning the Social Repercussions of New Methods of Cargo Handling in Docks
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 07/24/1975.)

  2. C152 Occupational Safety and Health (Dock Work) Convention, 1979

    25 June 1979

    Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health in Dock Work
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 12/05/1981.)

  3. R145 Dock Work Recommendation, 1973

    25 June 1973

    Recommendation concerning the Social Repercussions of New Methods of Cargo Handling in Docks

  4. R160 Occupational Safety and Health (Dock Work) Recommendation, 1979

    25 June 1979

    Recommendation concerning Occupational Safety and Health in Dock Work

  5. C185 Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003

    16 July 2008

  6. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    15 September 2008

  7. C188 Work in Fishing Convention, 2007

    14 June 2007

    Convention concerning work in the fishing sector (Note: Date of coming into force: )

  8. R199 Work in Fishing Recommendation, 2007

    15 June 2007

    Recommendation concerning the work in the fishing sector

  9. Guidelines on the medical examinations of seafarers

    30 September 2011

    These Guidelines will assist medical practitioners, shipowners, seafarers’ representatives, seafarers and other relevant persons with the conduct of medical fitness examinations of serving seafarers and seafarer candidates.