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Document ID (ISN)111683
CIS number 11-0433
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Niu S.
Title Ergonomics and occupational safety and health: An ILO perspective
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.41, p.744-753. Illus. 75 ref.
Internet access Ergonomics.pdf [in English]
Abstract One of the main functions for the ILO is to develop international standards related to labour and work. ILO standards take the form of international Conventions and Recommendations. ILO Conventions and Recommendations relevant to the protection of workers against ergonomic risk factors at the workplace include Convention No. 127 and Recommendation No. 128 which specify the international requirements concerning the manual transport of a load. To help member States in applying these standards, the ILO produces practical guides and training manuals, and analyses national practices and laws on ergonomics at the workplace. The ILO also conducts technical cooperation activities in many countries to support and strengthen the capacities of its tripartite constituents in dealing with workplace risks. The ILO's technical cooperation activities give priorities on the promotion of voluntary, participatory and action-oriented actions to improve working conditions and work organizations of the small and medium sized enterprises. This article reviews ILO's policies and activities on ergonomics in relation to occupational safety and health and prescribes ILO's considerations for its future work on ergonomics.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; ergonomics; safety and health organization; international agreements
Descriptors (secondary) musculoskeletal diseases; national organization; role of government; economic aspects; comment on standard
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Framework legislation