|Document ID (ISN)||111683|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Ergonomics and occupational safety and health: An ILO perspective
||2010, Vol.41, p.744-753. Illus. 75 ref.
||Ergonomics.pdf [in English]
||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.
||ILO; ergonomics; safety and health organization; international agreements
||musculoskeletal diseases; national organization; role of government; economic aspects; comment on standard
||D - Periodical articles
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)